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Robert Plant

Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer and songwriter best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the iconic rock band ... More »Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer and songwriter best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the iconic rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. In 2007, Plant released Raising Sand, an album produced by T-Bone Burnett with American bluegrass soprano Alison Krauss, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Plant is regarded as one of the most significant singers in the history of rock music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose. In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All-Time". In 2009, Plant was voted "the greatest voice in rock" in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2011, a Rolling Stone readers' pick placed Plant in first place of the magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time". Plant was born in the Black Country town of West Bromwich (then in... [ Wikipedia ]

Robert Plant, Bluesfest, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

The ex-Led Zeppelin frontman still has the moves, while his voice has aged magnificently Robert Plant is back from Nashville. Lovely place, he said recently, great musicians, “but if you can find anyone after six o’clock, I’ll give you a tenner. They’ve all gone home for tea and gone to ...

Hammer to the Myth: Paul Rees on the Real Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant is probably best known for confidently wailing above Jimmy Page's piercing but versatile guitar, John Paul Jones' nimble bass and keyboard licks and John "Bonzo" Bonham's thunderous drums in Led Zeppelin. The singer's voice has helped sell nearly 70 million records and has ...

Kennedy Center Honors Celebrate Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Martina Arroyo, Shirley...

From left are former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Paul Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Makarova, Robert Plant, Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) CORRECTION: An earlier version of this caption had an ...

What Rock God Robert Plant Can Teach CEOs And Celebrities

Uniquely, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has resisted the siren call of glory in order to seek authenticity in his life. Leaders can learn from this. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) One of the most important traits of a good leader is to know when to let go and when ...

White House Photos of the Year

... Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) Mr. Obama chatted with the surviving members of the rock band Led Zeppelin—from left, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page—during intermission at the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual arts award ceremony, on Dec. 12...

Retire Like These Guys...Not These Guys

Jimmy Page was the musical mastermind behind this super-group of savants, but it’s hard to imagine that they could’ve reached legendary status without Robert Plant. Every generation since has attempted to replicate Plant’s voice and stage presence. Although the band’s retirement was ...

Robert Plant Finds Unreleased Led Zeppelin Tapes, John Paul Jones Doesn’t Want Some Tracks Released...

Led Zeppelin fans should be excited: Robert Plant recently found some unreleased recordings by his former band. More than demos, there’s some rare stuff you’ve probably never heard on these tapes. There’s only one wall in the way of the release of some of these songs: John Paul Jones. ...

PHOTOS: Singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin turns 65

Robert Plant, former lead singer of the British rock band Led Zeppelin turns 65 August 20, 2013. The legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 after the unexpected death of drummer John Bonham. British rock legend Robert Plant performs with his band the Strange ...

Robert Plant is now an old age pensioner

Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin in London, December 1968. Plant turned 65 on Au Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin in London, December 1968. Plant turned 65 on August 20, 2013...

Robert Plant Gets A Twitter

Led Zeppelin ‘s Robert Plant has come back down to earth after relaunching his website and his whole entire digital presence. The 64-year-old musician decided to get with the times and created social media platforms on Google Plus (people still use that? ), Twitter, and Instagram. In ...

Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour: John-Paul Jones Shoots Down Robert Plant Offer, Says '2014 Is Full Of Ope...

Robert Plant, who has in past years declined to play any part in a Zeppelin reunion tour, has recently made numerous claims that he is just waiting for Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to give the go ahead for a string of dates in 2014. Led Zeppelin bassists and music legend John Paul ...

Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones too busy writing an opera for reunion

After talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion, the band's bassist says '2014 is full of opera', since he is adapting a Strindberg play Rock soap opera … John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in 2012. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images More Led Zeppelin news: John Paul Jones is writing ...

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Robert Plant To Hit The Road This Summer

After a couple of detours (a duo album with Alison Krauss, a covers project with his Band Of Joy, oh, and the Led Zeppelin reunion ), Robert Plant is back together with his longtime band, the Sensational Shape Shifters, for a U.S. tour that kicks off June 20 in Dallas. The Sensational ...

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Celebration Day: Invoking The Legacy Of Led Zeppelin

Then Robert Plant’s voice, full of a sexuality I was unable to define at twelve. I just knew there was something. Something that made me feel at once enthralled and engulfed. We listened to the entire album without exchanging a word. At one point a few of Daryl’s friends joined us and ...

Robert Plant captures Mali trek in 'Zirka' documentary

Ex-Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant filmed his trip to Mali in 2003 for the Festival of the Desert. It is now appearing as the eight-part series "Zirka" on his YouTube channel. (Robert Plant) The thought of home movies of a trip abroad can elicit groans, unless they happen to ...

Robert Plant: Ever forward, evermore

For a man whose voice launched thousands of would-be rock singers, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant remains ingratiatingly humble. "I'm not exactly a musical talent," said Plant, 64, recently from his home in England. "I'm a singer, and I have a lot of bright ideas," he joked. ...

Robert Plant Writing New Music

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has revealed that for the past year he has been writing "a lot" of new music over the last year, but won't reveal when it's set for launch. In the interview with LA Weekly Plant admitted that his voice has changed since his younger days, but loves the new ...

Robert Plant's New Record 'Almost Complete'

Rock legend Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin recently gave a brief studio update, confirming nearly wrapping up a new record with his band Sensational Space Shifters. "Sensational Space Shifters album ... lost for words," the singer posted, along with an attached image. The six-piece is ...

Plant set for Craddock game

Rock star and lifelong Wolves fan Robert Plant has paid £900 to play in Jody Craddock's testimonial match next year. Craddock, who called time on his playing career in the summer, saw his time with the club honoured with a fundraising dinner at Molineux on Thursday night. Plant, 65, best ...

Robert Plant Takes Zeppelin Songs To New Places : NPR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Plant knows his fans want Led Zeppelin and he's happy to comply. On his own terms. Plant is on the road this summer with a new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and he's offering up fan favorites — rejiggered a bit to keep him excited about the music ...

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