Who ever could have guessed that a bluegrass fiddle player would one day stand in the way of a Led Zeppelin reunion?
OK, that's a little unfair to Allison Krauss because, after all, it's Robert Plant who is choosing to tour with her instead of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham.
Zeppelin's guitarist and rhythm section - sparked by the reunion in London last December - announced this week they are eager to get out and play and are auditioning singers to replace Plant for a tour. If he wore shoes, we could say those are big shoes to fill.
In any case, we're back in that that ugly business of having to weigh some quasi-classic rock band, following on the heels of the Doors reunion with Ian Astbury, The Who without its rhythm section and Queen with Paul Rodgers, to name a few.
"It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert," Page told AP. "You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band."
Rodgers, who joined Page in The Firm, is probably under consideration, but let's hope they don't go down that road again.
Has anyone seen Jack White lately? He's like Page and Plant in one body, but standing in for a legend might not be the best career move for the Raconteur (although he'd be hilariously great at it).
They could go the female route with someone like Joss Stone.
Or, they could get Ted Nugent and make it Ted Zeppelin. Or Bob Weir and make it Dead Zeppelin.
Or... maybe they should just not do it at all.