Former Led Zeppelin vocalist and recent Album of the Year Grammy winner Robert Plant sat down with Rolling Stone for the magazine’s latest issue.
Ever the candid individual and willing to say whatever is on his mind, Plant brought readers up to speed on his musical life. In response to a question regarding Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion, Plant more or less told RS he wouldn’t be playing with the band again any time soon. “The last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture,” he said. “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.” With a new Foo Fighters album on the way, it looks like former Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones doesn’t have to worry about his old band interfering with Them Crooked Vultures, his side project with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.
Plant also revealed that he and Alison Krauss, with whom he shared the Grammy with for 2007’s Raising Sand, tried to make a follow-up to their popular album that didn’t quite work out. Plant told Rolling Stone, “The sound wasn’t there,” and promised the magazine, “We’ll come back to it.”
So what’s Plant up to now (besides chiding British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being a Roman Catholic)? Apparently, he and Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page attempted to re-create a 1978 trip to Morocco where the duo wrote “Kashmir.” Other than that, not much.