[photogallerylink id=54552 align=left]The new issue of Rolling Stone magazine is now at newsstands and online featuring an interview with Robert Plant. RS writer Stephan Rodrick asks Robert about the 2007 one night Led Zeppelin reunion show and why he’s not interested in a Led Zeppelin tour.
“It was an amazing evening,” Robert replies. “The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture. But I’ve gone so far somewhere else that I almost can’t relate to it…It’s a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle – soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street.”
Also in the article, Plant talks about the failed follow up to Raising Sand the critically and commercially successful album he recorded with Allison Klauss. “The sound wasn’t there. Alison is the best. She’s one of my favorite people. We’ll come back to it.”
And he has a rather low opinion of some of his musical peers. “There’s nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that’s a fact. 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.”
A North American tour for Robert Plant’s Band of Joy was announced in November. Still no Chicago date on the list.
Here’s the video Robert filmed on the Southwest Side last summer with members of Los Lobos.