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Robert Plant Opens Up About Led Zeppelin Reunion, Failed Follow-Up With Alison Krauss
Rolling Stone ^ | January 6, 2011 | Andy Greene

Posted on 01/07/2011 4:23:33 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

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Bush's fault. I mean Blair's fault.
1 posted on 01/07/2011 4:23:38 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

thanks for posting this....huge Zeppelin/Plant fan....

my 72 year old mom always gets me Zeppelin books for Christmas with rare photos....was just reading one this morning....

thankfully i saw Zeppelin live, opening night at Madison Square Garden, 6/7/1977...


2 posted on 01/07/2011 4:29:31 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America
"It's Nobody's Fault But Blair's..." :-)
3 posted on 01/07/2011 4:31:56 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here’s a hint. They’re too freaking old. Plant’s voice cannot hold up to the test of time.

I saw Zep six times in the 70’s and it was an awesome experience.

While I would hate to see Plant go the way of Rod Stewart (Atlantic City, 4pm so the seniors can see him and he can get to bed by 7) I wouldn’t mind seeing plant to contemporary stuff.

As for Page, he did a couple of soundtracks that were decent. To me, he will always be the mystical, drug addled guitarist who played better acoustic than electric.(IMHO)


4 posted on 01/07/2011 4:32:06 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: GOP Golfer

pingerama


5 posted on 01/07/2011 4:33:12 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So Plant’s just another cookie-cutter leftwinger? Not surprising but it’s too bad he couldn’t be more like Bob Dylan or something.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 4:34:35 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Wrinkle Ranch is calling****


7 posted on 01/07/2011 4:35:28 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was at one of the Zepplin concerts in the Filmore West in San Francisco in 1969. Still the best concert ever.

8 posted on 01/07/2011 4:36:02 PM PST by blam
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To: ConservativeStatement

I ******g hate Jan Wenner and Rolling Stone. Plant sounds pretty down to earth. The royalties they must make from songs played on the radio for the last 30 years must be insane.

Jimmy Page supposedly has a very nice house near one of my offices. He shops at a place a 2 blocks away according to someone I know.

I always though J.P. Jones was the most underrated member.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 4:36:47 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: God luvs America

Wasn’t there a movie from that show?


10 posted on 01/07/2011 4:37:22 PM PST by Jolla
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Here’s a hint. They’re too freaking old. Plant’s voice cannot hold up to the test of time.>>>>>>>>>>

He can pull it off vocally. But visually it is too ridiculous for a 65 year old man with a gray goatee and grayish hair to be jumping around like the 40 year old Robert Plant. Mick Jagger has looked ridiculous for 20 years.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 4:38:00 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: God luvs America

“thankfully i saw Zeppelin live, opening night at Madison Square Garden, 6/7/1977...”

The Song Remains the Same, into Nobody’s Fault But Mine. The best was the encore. Half of Whole Lotta Love right into Rock and Roll.

As good as that was, I still think the 1975 tour was better.


12 posted on 01/07/2011 4:39:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: Yardstick

Tony Blair is not a good guy and the Catholic Church got no bargain when he and Newt became Catholics. Blair and the Labour Party Islamified the UK during his reign. They pretty much destroyed it. Plant probably has more money then God. They had very catch tunes but were way overrated.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 4:39:58 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: dennisw
"Here’s a hint. They’re too freaking old."

Tell me.

I'm 67 years old. I overheard my visiting sister tell someone when she was here for Christmas that she was suprised at how well Bill(me) was getting around.
I thought Humphh!!

14 posted on 01/07/2011 4:44:59 PM PST by blam
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To: ConservativeStatement

bump


15 posted on 01/07/2011 4:45:15 PM PST by VOA
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To: ConservativeStatement

bump


16 posted on 01/07/2011 4:45:30 PM PST by VOA
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To: Frantzie

Is that in the US or England?


17 posted on 01/07/2011 4:45:48 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: blam

Bonham was skinny wow. When I saw the reunion pictures in London I thought - who are those really old geezers with John Paul Jones.


18 posted on 01/07/2011 4:46:32 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: ConservativeStatement

US. I can tell you more PM if you want.


19 posted on 01/07/2011 4:47:48 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: God luvs America
"People who have written their story — they've gotten to the point where nothing moves. I don't deal in that, and I don't deal with anybody who deals in that."

Sounds like the last company I worked at - it was in the music biz also - the Founders were stuck to their script and didn't want suggestions for doing anything different than what got them there in the glory days.

Good for Plant.

20 posted on 01/07/2011 4:48:02 PM PST by glorgau
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If they could do let say 15 shows(5 in NY, 5 in Chi. and 5 in LA) spread out over two months that could go a long way to do the final farewell.People would pay whatever the cost of ticket,traveling, etc. At least I and a few of my friends would.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 4:48:35 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe it’s time for him to go country ;-)


22 posted on 01/07/2011 4:49:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: blam

I am younger but I know guys who play tournament tennis in their mid and late 70s.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 4:49:35 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Frantzie

Oh, that is OK. When Page was with the Firm, in the late 80s I guess, I had a friend who visited London and she saw him at a club, got an autograph for me which was a nice surprise.


24 posted on 01/07/2011 4:50:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I worship at the altar of Buddy Miller.


25 posted on 01/07/2011 4:51:56 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than preachers, professors and politicians.)
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To: God luvs America

Yeah, I saw them too in April of ‘77...at the Pontiac Silverdome. General admission was all they had. I managed to get within 20 feet of the stage. Not too bad under the circumstances. However, the crowd was heaving forward, back and side-to-side so much that my friends and I lost sight of each other. Still, it was a great show and I would do it again if I thought I could.

What Tony Blair’s religious conversion and work as a peace ambassador has to do with Rock and Roll, then and now, I have no idea!


26 posted on 01/07/2011 4:53:01 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: GQuagmire

They don’t need the money. Plant obviously is not interested. I recall Roger Waters who really burned the bridges with the rest of Pink Floyd realized he wanted to bring the band back at the Live 8 Reunion.

Gilmour was not interested, Mason probably not and sadly Rick Wright died about a year later. Gilmour had said in one interview that Waters mentally beat on Wright and Mason so much that he destroyed their confidence. They needed a back up drummer and keyboard player early in their tour when they relaunched post-Waters.

Being in one of these bands usually becomes just a business arrangement. A lot of people cannot stand being around the others after a while in some cases.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 4:55:41 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Love Robert Plant but I’m sorry that he can’t belt it out like he used to.

I watched a Biography the other night on the BEE GEES. True talent. There is a lot to be proud of to be able to carry your music from the 60’s to the new millennium. Unlike the Stones, they are not pathetic.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 4:58:54 PM PST by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: dennisw

Mick Jagger has looked ridiculous for 40 years......


29 posted on 01/07/2011 5:07:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: submarinerswife

Re: The Stones - Charlie Watts is not pathetic . At least he enjoys his first love jazz now , and has released some excellent jazz albums in recent years .


30 posted on 01/07/2011 5:10:47 PM PST by sushiman
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Could not be much worse than the WHO during the super bowl


31 posted on 01/07/2011 5:11:22 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: Jolla

no- the movie was from the 1973 gigs at MSG...


32 posted on 01/07/2011 5:12:51 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: ConservativeStatement; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Lez Zeppelin


33 posted on 01/07/2011 5:17:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: submarinerswife

I saw that. My hubby watched it twice and called me in to watch it.

I was so touched by the love and respect those brothers had for each other.

I enjoyed them talking about harmony and the lack of it in music now.

I think they carried that harmony into their brotherly relationship too.


34 posted on 01/07/2011 5:19:03 PM PST by dforest
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I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin as they became popular. I didn't realize until much later in life that they blatantly plagiarized some of their biggest hits. I wonder what the descendants of Bobby Parker, Jake Holmes, Leadbelly, Memphis Minnie, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bert Jansch, and Blind Willie Jackson would think of LZ. The song, Taurus by Spirit, was the crowning example of their thievery.

I wonder where the RIAA was when this happened?
35 posted on 01/07/2011 5:24:10 PM PST by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Frantzie

I was thinking more along the lines as a last time for the fans thing. Not a lot of traveling for them, spread out the dates to keep down the wear and tear. Let the fans come to them kind of thing.


36 posted on 01/07/2011 5:27:05 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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Jimmy Page playing guitar at 14 years of age. Click here to see. (1957)
37 posted on 01/07/2011 5:33:52 PM PST by blam
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To: GSWarrior

Buddy and Julie make quite a pair vocally, no?


38 posted on 01/07/2011 5:44:05 PM PST by waterhill (Beef, its whats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.....)
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To: jy8z

Don’t forget the lines taken/stolen from Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues...


39 posted on 01/07/2011 5:53:07 PM PST by waterhill (Beef, its whats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.....)
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To: jy8z

Why do you think they didn’t pay royalties?


40 posted on 01/07/2011 5:53:42 PM PST by blam
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To: ConservativeStatement

My friends and I were huge Zep fans until they released “In Through The Out Door,” which every one of us hated. It was like Zeppelin Disco.... ungh!


41 posted on 01/07/2011 5:55:59 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

it gets silly to be Led Zeppelin after a while....plant can’t do his part anymore and without Jones...they aren’t even Led Zeppelin.....or you could even argue that without Bonham they aren’t Led Zeppelin.....

The music still holds up, though.

I was listening to Led Zeppelin a few months ago and it was obvious to me that Plant was trying to sound like Janis Joplin at one point on Zep 3.


42 posted on 01/07/2011 6:01:03 PM PST by Beowulf9
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Charlie Watts always looked like he was showing up for the paycheck but never had much fun. Has he ever smiled?


43 posted on 01/07/2011 6:09:48 PM PST by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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Can't forget Muddy Waters. The real deal.
44 posted on 01/07/2011 6:41:02 PM PST by Seven plus One
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Love Robert Plant but I’m sorry that he can’t belt it out like he used to.

I agree, but there's something to be said for growing old gracefully. There's a lot of things I can't do at 40, that I could do with ease when I was 20. Plant has to be approaching 60, if he's not there yet. Certainly, the vocals wear down, along with the rest of the body.

Though I can't cite any specific interview, nor can I provide any links, I've followed Zeppelin over the years. From what I've read, the remaining members are content to let their "Stairway to Heaven" days be just that: a thing of the past. Something to bring out and dust off every once in a while, and then put it back on the shelf. Kind of like an old high school yearbook, or the girl you tool to prom. Remember the greatness, but don't try to relive it. (Besides, she's had 4 kids, and now goes 200+ lbs!)

p.s. Sorry, just noticed your login name, and realized that last line may not be appropriate. Your high school crush might now work in Walmart as a stockperson, and weigh 300+ lbs!

45 posted on 01/07/2011 6:59:10 PM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

actually it was TSRTS into Sick Again then NFBM....


46 posted on 01/07/2011 6:59:21 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: blam

LOL! Yeah I think I have seen that one before. They are singing like hillbillies playing skiffle.

Okay here is Jimmy again in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up starring David Hemmings. Who is the other guitarist destroying his guitar and Vox amp? LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGY2v3E1t7s

LOL! Jimmy is playing I think a Telecaster which was rare in itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowup


47 posted on 01/07/2011 7:03:36 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: sushiman

I always liked Charlie and he always dressed like a gent. Brain Jones was the most interesting thing about the Stones and Charlie.


48 posted on 01/07/2011 7:07:30 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: bigbob
Maybe it’s time for him to go country ;-)

Don't know if you're being facetious, but the mellow and thoughtful album he did with bluegrass queen Alison Krauss was really really good.

-ccm

49 posted on 01/07/2011 7:17:16 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Frantzie

Was that Jeff Beck smashing up the amp and guitar?


50 posted on 01/07/2011 8:02:04 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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