On Feb. 29, 1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, 'Now and Zen,' and in the process finally admitted to himself and the world that it was pretty cool to have been the singer of Led Zeppelin.
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.
As part of his ongoing musical adventures, Robert Plant traveled to Mali in 2003 to perform at the Festival in the Desert. His time there was filmed for a documentary called 'Zirka.' You can watch the first episode in the eight-part web series above.
Bob Seger and Robert Plant are two of the 23 artists who make up the playlist of the classic rock station found in the 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game. And there's probably a lot of people listening to those songs right now, since the game earned over $800 million in sales on its Sept. 17 release day, the most successful first-day figure in history.
In recent years, Robert Plant has shown more of an interest in exploring the roots and sounds of traditional music. But that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the 21st century, and he's proving it with a newly beefed-up online presence.
Getting trapped in one's own past glories is a pitfall for many classic-rock stars, but Robert Plant has managed to avoid it. As he explained during a recent interview, he's done it by always following his muse.
It's not quite accurate to say Primal Scream use Robert Plant for backing vocals on 'Elimination Blues.' The Led Zeppelin lead singer is more of an instrument, used to sweeten an experimental blues song. It's a bold move to ignore the temptation to put Plant in a starring role.
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