Robert Plant, best known as the front man for Led Zeppelin, would return to his rock roots.
Yet his upcoming album, ‘Band of Joy,’ has more in common with ‘Raising Sand’ than any Led Zeppelin sound.
"There were Deadheads, and it was a good place to be," he says. …That is what I want."Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980, and Plant immediately embarked on a successful solo career.
His true creative breakout may have been 2007's teaming with bluegrass icon Alison Krauss for Raising Sand, a platinum album that won six Grammy Awards (including album of the year) and garnered him heaps of critical praise for a perceived change in sound.
Robert Plant is patiently standing in a spacious dark wood and stained glass appointed event room on an upper floor of The Bowery Hotel, a trendy "it" spot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
He sips a latte Correction: The number of Grammys Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won for their album Raising Sand was incorrect in a previous version of this story.
(born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Robert Anthony Plant was born on 20 August 1948, in the Black Country town of West Bromwich, Staffordshire to Robert C.
Plant, a qualified civil engineer who worked in the Royal Air Force during World War II, When I was a kid I used to hide behind the curtains at home at Christmas and I used to try and be Elvis.
The revived Band of Joy group — which Robert formed as an experimental blues band in the 1960s — now includes singer Patty Griffin, multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, guitarist and co-producer Buddy Miller, drummer Marco Giovino and bassist Byron House, according to Rolling Stone.
“It’s no longer to do with vanity, ego, and visible success,” says Robert.