Tag Archives: Robert Plant

Report: Robert Plant gives up rockin’ for good!

Robert Plant, wants to let Led Zeppelin and metal fans to know that the legendary singer no longer wants to rock hard. Yep, he is completely done with fronting hard rock bands whether it would be for Led Zeppelin or another project.

Robert plans to do different genres of music.

He feels he is getting too old for rock n’ roll, his ears aren’t taking it and he claims he can no longer sing the genre anymore like he used to in the 70’s and 80’s. Which is understandable, after years of Robert singing Zeppelin songs and other side projects, singing to high pitch screams and singing at high notes, he just can’t do that anymore. Why do you think Led Zeppelin had to lower down a few keys at the O2 reunion show a few years back?

Robert fails to say what genre he plans to stick to for the rest of his life but will he stick to folk music, country, bluegrass? Probably. I can see him doing jazz or blues down the road too.

I can’t blame, Robert, and I respect his decision.

John Paul Jones is still rockin’ and playing in bands like with Them Crooked Vultures. Jimmy Page hinted a comeback to music a while back but haven’t heard anything yet on what Pagey is planning on doing next. I’m pretty sure Jimmy Page will never give up hard rock music. Whatever project Jimmy Page does next, I’ll always support and looking forward to seeing what Jimmy would do next. I hope Jimmy don’t make us wait any longer. We want Jimmy Page back in the music world soon!

Kev

Not A Cool Video: Mary J. Blige, Steve Vai, and Orianthi butchers “Stairway to Heaven”…

I like Steve Vai and Orianthi, and all. Both are amazing guitarists, but why would they go on Idol to cover “Stairway” with Mary J. Blige? I know they’re trying to be cool by covering Led Zeppelin, but this cover version is such an embarrassment, it makes me want to vomit all over the place. Did Simon Cowell actually enjoy this? This is such a nightmare performance. I know Mary J. Blige is trying to be rock n’ roll, but she doesn’t fit the genre. Sorry, Mary J., go back to R&B where you belong. She’s getting a pretty big backlash for covering this song too. What were Jimmy Page and Robert Plant thinking when they gave her the permission to cover it? Wow, this is terrible.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Taylor Swift is no. 1 on the Billboard again, teen country/star puts Springsteen and the Fray to shame!

What a shocking twist in the Billboard 200 this week. Yep, Taylor is back to no. 1. Bruce’s “Working On a Dream” made no. 1 for two weeks, The Fray made no. 1 for one week, now Taylor Swift is back at the top. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s “Raising Sand” moves way up quickly due to their big Grammy win, Coldplay moves up pretty high too.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/swift-back-to-no-1-as-plant-krauss-coldplay-1003942353.story

I’m gonna have to pick up Taylor Swift’s album, just to see what’s so special about it. I actually came close to buying it at Best Buy a few times but refuse everytime.

Does anyone out there enjoy Taylor Swift’s music? I would think Taylor’s fanbase is nothing but mostly young kids. I don’t think 30’s and 40 something people would listen to this. If there really are people that listen to Taylor Swift who are in between the ages of 30-5o, I’d be pretty surprised.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss wins for “Album of the Year”!!!!

Oh my! What a Grammy shocker! I thought the “Album of the Year” award was going to go to Coldplay, but Robert Plant and Alison ended up taking the win.

“Raising Sand” is actually a fantastic album, I love it a lot, so this award is well deserving.

Robert and Alison are three time Grammy winners tonight.

I didn’t really care for most of tonight’s Grammy’s but I actually liked a few performances. Robert, Alison and T. Bone of course performed great. I liked the Radiohead performance. Jen Hudson did good, and yes, I’m a Kid Rock fan so I liked his performance as well.

It was an ok Grammy’s show. Nothing great or nothing amazing, but it was okay and pretty decent.

Kev

Report: Robert Plant admits Led Zeppelin reuniting would screw up the band’s legacy…

After many months of Robert Plant constantly denying to re-join Led Zeppelin, saying that he’s committed with his project with Alison Krauss, Robert Plant speaks out on the real reason why Led Zeppelin wouldn’t reunite for a tour and new album. Simply because he feels it would be difficult for him and the rest of Led Zeppelin to bring the past into the now. He also feels that the Led Zep reunion would screw their legacy.

More on it here:

http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/42530#comments

Hmmm, I’ve been saying something like this in my blog for the past months as well. Good for Robert, he’s smart about this. They played a good final show at the O2 in 2007 Dec. 10th, let that be Led Zeppelin’s final show and that’s the way it should be. Hopefully this will get people to stop talking about Led Zeppelin reuniting. I’m glad it’s not going to happen. I don’t want their legacy ruined either.

Kev

Report: Led Zeppelin to perform at the Grammy awards? Eh, sort of…

Robert Plant and Allison Krauss will be performing at the Grammy Awards. I never watch the Grammy’s anymore but I’ll watch it just for that one performance and then I’ll probably switch the channel after. I love the Robert and Allison project. I wish people would appreciate the Robert and Allison bluegrass project rather than obsess with the Led Zeppelin reunion. The Robert and Allison duo is a full time thing, it isn’t a side project for Robert, he is committed to it.

Do yourself a favor and buy the album “Raising Sand” if you haven’t yet, and you would see why Robert loves the project so much. It’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in years. One record I can never get tired of listening to.

I think Robert and Allison will one day be bigger than Zeppelin. While I am a die hard and obsessive Led Zep fanatic, I do not want the reunion tour to happen. Let the O2 Dec. 10th 2007 gig be their final and last good show. Leave the legacy at a positive note. Don’t let the nostalgia of Led Zep overshadow Robert and Allison.

More on it here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/01/29/u2-kid-rock-plant-krauss-and-rihanna-added-as-grammy-performers/

Kev

Report: Jimmy Page confirms Led Zep members will record new album and tour without Plant…

Jimmy Page’s reps confirms that himself, Jonesy and Jason Bonham will record a new studio album, and go on a long world tour in support of it. However, it still stands that Robert Plant will not rejoin them. Robert is happy with his bluegrass project with Alison and Robert are still friends with Jimmy Page and the rest of the band. Robert also gives the new band approval of going on without him.

The reason it’s taking so long for Jimmy’s new band to find a singer, is that they are looking for a perfect fit. It’s been rumoured for a long while that either Chris Cornell, Steven Tyler and Myles Kennedy could land the gig as Robert’s replacement singer. Both Jimmy and Robert has said the new band won’t be called Led Zeppelin, they’ll have a different band name.

More on it here:

http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/41923#comments

Look like they are getting real close to announcing the replacement singer very soon! Cool. I hope Myles Kennedy isn’t the singer but I am happy about the choices of Chris Cornell and Steven Tyler.

Although Cornell denied plenty of times that he isn’t joining the new Led Zep, he could be lying possibly, so he wouldn’t give out secret surprises.

I always pictured in my head Steven Tyler the Aerosmith singer being the frontman for Led Zep, Aerosmith has covered Led Zep tunes, and Tyler sings like Plant back in the 70’s.

I hope it’s either Chris or Steven, ’cause that would be pretty cool.

Kev