In this 1988 interview, Robert Plant talks about kicking drugs and cigarettes. Of course, there were other parts of the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” equation that he didn’t want to quit.
Back in 1988, signs were pointing to a Led Zeppelin reunion. Alas.
The Soundgarden singer highlighted photos from Page’s new book for the famed guitarist to riff on during the nearly two-hour talk.
He preferred R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü to the pop metal bands of the late ’80s.
And he turned the deal down in rather dramatic style.
As Plant sang in the aforementioned “Tin Pan Valley,” “I’m through the door/I’m moving right along.” The man has certainly run “through the door” many times in his career. Here are some of his more interesting post- (and pre-) Zeppelin destinations.
The next reissues are due out Oct. 28.
And if you talk to Mr. Page about the Led Zeppelin reissues, don’t use the term “bonus tracks.”
Paul McCartney Shares Previously Unheard Version of Wings’ ‘Beware My Love’ Featuring Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham: Listen
McCartney announced the Bonham version of the track during a Twitter Q&A.
Led Zeppelin can still try for another dismissal.
On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. In this installment, Robert Plant explains how he and Jimmy Page wrote Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
On Oct. 28, Led Zeppelin will release the deluxe editions of ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy.’
Visit the locations where some of music’s most memorable album covers were shot, including Black Sabbath, Mumford & Sons and Rush.
“If I was to play again it would be with musicians … some of them might be new to you. I haven’t put the musicians together, I’m going to do that next year.”
This mix, officially called “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano),” almost sounds like a different song without its signature piano. Or, at least a much sadder one.
Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters do today what Plant did with Led Zeppelin in the ’60s and ’70s: combine different forms of music in powerful new ways.