Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zeppelin Reunion was ‘Too Heavy’ for Robert Plant

Robert Plant recently told Mojo magazine that Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena wasn’t the easiest experience for him personally.

“[It was] too heavy,” Plant said. “Beautiful – but talk about examining your own mortality... Crazy.”

The show featured original members Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones teaming up with Jason Bonham, son of the band’s late, original drummer, John Bonham. Plant recalled having Noel and Liam Gallagher come rushing to talk to him after the show.

“Well, what could you do afterwards...? Twenty minutes after we finished, the Gallagher brothers were leaning on the door of my dressing room and one of them said, ‘You’re the real [expletive] thing, you are.’” Plant said. “I said, ‘I’ve known that all down the line – but I think you need to go a little further round the corridor, next door on the left.’ And I went.”

[I] ended up in the Marathon [pub in Camden], drank four bottles of Keo [lager] and half a bottle of vodka then went to bed. Because I had to get away from it. I’d done it. Had to go.”

Plant is about to release a new album, titled Band of Joy, on September 14. Americana artist Buddy Miller co-produced the album and plays guitar on it, and Patti Griffin lends her voice to some songs. All three of them, plus a full band, recently did a small tour of the U.S. and have European dates scheduled for the fall.

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I like that he's aging gracefully and not trying to be a young hip rocker like Stephen Tyler or Mick Jagger.

I like old dudes who own it, like Dylan, Plant, and Neil Young.

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