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Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan Claims Potential Led Zeppelin Opening Slot

March 18, 2008 10:35 AM ET

Velvet Revolver are the frontrunner to open up for Led Zeppelin if the band were to go on a full reunion tour, says VR's Duff McKagan. "I understand that we have it, although I imagine there will be plenty of bands prepared to kick and punch us out of the way for the privilege!" said McKagan. One of those bands who will likely fight it out is the Cult, as lead singer Ian Astbury told a Cincinnati crowd last November that his band would be opening for the Zep reunion tour. Another potential wrench in the works would be Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland's tour with a reunited Stone Temple Pilots. No Zeppelin reunion tour has been announced, as Robert Plant has scheduling commitments to his joint tour with Alison Krauss until September.

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