Little Robert Anthony came out to play on this date in 1948. Perhaps you’ve heard of the small band he fronted, went by the name of Led Zeppelin. Sound familiar? I may have to do a little research on this Mr. Led Zeppelin fellow, they may be worth checking out.
Which one is Led?
Robert Plant and Allison Krauss tackle Townes van Zandt’s “Nothin’” at Red Rocks.
1. Gone, Gone, Gone
3. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
5. When The Levee Breaks
7. Black Dog
8. Stick With Me Baby
10. Rich Woman
12. Please Read The Letter
Honoring their Grammy win last night for Raising Sand, we’ve decided to post some of their live takes on Zeppelin/Plant songs.
“The Battle Of Evermore”:
“In The Mood”:
If your one wish for Christmas was a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, too bad: Robert Plant has once again reiterated that the band isn’t reuniting for a full-scale tour anytime soon. Asked for probably the millionth time in 2008 whether he’ll get back with Jimmy Page and the rest of Zep, Plant said, “I still see Jimmy quite a lot and he’s very complimentary and supportive of what I’m doing, but we are in different places now and you have to go on to do different things.”
Robert Plant has issued the following statement on his website in regards to the remaining dates on his tour with Allison Krauss and the rumored Zep reunion:
After those dates (Krauss & Plant tour dates, editor), Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.
“It‘s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to
rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward,” Robert Plant said.
“I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects,” he added.
We at Musical Stew sincerely hope that Zeppelin doesn’t tour with another singer, because it just wouldn’t be Zeppelin without Percy. And please don’t let them tour with David Coverdale.
Here’s Zeppelin playing “Kashmir” at the 2007 reunion:
We at Musical Stew Daily would like to wish Mr. Robert Anthony Plant a very happy 60th birthday. Led Zeppelin was my first true favorite band in middle school. We still pop in some Zeppelin from time to time and totally dig his new album with Allison Krauss. Cheers Robert!
With Allison Krauss performing “Gone Baby Gone”:
Solo performance of “Heaven Knows”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Kashmir”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Going To California”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Dazed And Confused”:
Robert Plant continued to explore his recent fascination with roots-music this weekend at Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Convention. The folk festival has been held each year in August since the early 1970s in the village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire, England. While onsite, Plant sat in with Kristina Donahue during her set on a version of Led Zeppelin’s “Battle of Evermore.” During his performance, he also honored the memory of Sandy Denny, who sang the classic selection with plant on Led Zeppelin’s untitled fourth album 37-years-ago. Plant’s tribute to Denny also a photo montage of the singer later on in the weekend. Report by Randy Ray
This gave me serious chills of the goosebump variety.
Apparently all is not well between Plant and Page. Gigwise.com reports: A reported rift between Robert Plant and Jimmy Page is thought to be the reason why Led Zeppelin have failed to announce further reunion shows.
It’s claimed that Plant was angered when his guitarist failed to acknowledge him when he collected the band’s Best Live Act honour at the Mojo Awards last month.
Page delivered a lengthy speech at the ceremony but didn’t once refer to Plant, who was touring with singer Alison Krauss at the time.
“Robert was really disappointed that he didn’t merit a mention,” a source told the Sun newspaper.
“The award was for the band’s performance, so he thought he should have at least been thanked.”
Led Zeppelin’s reunion show in London last December was one of the most widely anticipated concerts in history.
They will join the likes of Radiohead and Last Shadow Puppets when the award is handed out in September.
Classic testosterone filled early Zeppelin jam. From wailing Plant to Bonham’s bombastic drums, from Jones’ on the money keyboard and bass to Page’s shrieking feedback wah-wah, who could ever touch Zeppelin?
We’re watching Robert Plant and Allison Kraus on CMT Crossroads right now and the word that keeps coming up in our conversation to describe the pair’s songs is “haunting.” Many songs conjure up the image of a dark, steamy pond at night that is seemingly familiar yet with a disturbing undertone as if something is lurking in the nearby forest. Even the songs that aren’t as haunting are still very dreamy. Regardless, it’s an interesting duo and we love the album.
I’ve been a fan of Allison Kraus since I first saw her in the early ’90s. And Robert Plant, please…he’s an amazing legend, of course (even if his head seems to have doubled in size since the ’70s, literally not figuratively).
The following video is of Allison and Robert performing Killing the Blues (one of our favorites) on May 6, 2008.
We are experiencing some wet, wet weather this weekend. So we figured we’d put together some rain inspired songs.
First up, here’s Jimmy Page & Robert Plant with an unplugged version of “The Rain Song”:
Next, we have The Beatles with “Rain”:
Now a little schmaltz with The Carpenters’ “Rainy Days And Mondays”:
A song from my youth, Eddie Rabbit’s “I Love A Rainy Night” from Solid Gold:
And an acoustic version of Blind Melon’s “No Rain”: