Robert Plant’s musical career has been one of unexpected turns and uneven critical response—the subject of his interview in this week’s Rolling Stone.

Here are some highlights from the musician’s diverse tenure in the rock limelight, from his riotous Led Zeppelin years, to his more recent (and more mellowed) collaborations with artists like Alison Krauss and Sharon Corr.

Click here check out the excerpts from his Rolling Stone interview.