In the hour long chat Plant opened up on his working-class roots, the formation and legacy of Led Zeppelin, his new band the Sensational Space Shifters and the Led Zepp's 2007 reunion at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert.
"We just wanted to play and see what it was like and be good once," said Plant. "Because we'd been bad so many times in the interim since John passed away; it was time to be good … and we were."
Plant also addressed the ongoing 'will they / won't they' rumour mill with regards to if Led Zeppelin will ever perform and record again,
"You know, the two other guys (Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) are both Capricorns and they keep schtum (quiet); they don't say a word. But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they just leave it to me to do this (interviews)."
Brown: "…to be the bad guy"
Plant: "I'm not the bad guy."
Brown: "Well you are for all those Led Zeppelin fans who'd love you to say 'yes, we're reforming."
Plant: "Well, then you need to speak to the Capricorns ... 'cause I've got nothing to do in 2014."
In related news Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters has announced a string of shows to take in place in Australia in March and April.
He hasn't lost his touch with women.They were both flirting with each other.
Led Zeppelin is like the winning lottery numbers. What are the odds of matching all the numbers at the same time. 4 incredible musicians available at the same time & place. Each one a perfect fit to a 4 piece puzzle. Sure, there are a lot of 4 member bands that fit well together. But not as good and not as talented as Led Zeppelin did.
I was a security guard at Stapleton airport in Denver Colorado In 1990. Robert Plant stood at my desk while waiting for his flight to Aspen Colorado. Mr. Plant was very kind and down to earth. I spent an hour talking to this Rock Legend. He treated me as if I was an old friend.
In my opinion Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all times just because I can rock out, and relax to their music. Its perfect.
More swagger than Mick Jagger.
Talking about his son... What a vulnerable moment, and he handled it as he always does, with incredible sincerity and that touch of class which I have come to expect from this gentle man. Our world is a much better place with Led Zeppelin having been in it.
stairway to heaven can never ever duplicated.
the best rock band ever..no contest
9:12 Plant as a "teacher" Mr. Plant, I hate math. Well son, always remember, Waaaaaaaaaaaaay dowwwwwwwwn insiiiiiiide, YooooooooooooouuuuuuuUUUUUUU, neeeeed, it.
The flirting chemistry is very powerful. She's in the presence of a rock god so why not!
Robert Plant is such a great guy
I wish Robert's son never died. RIP
One Man 1970
Plant straight up told that woman he was gonna throw her over his knee n she gushed over it ...go'head with ya bad self Robert!
aaaaaa... this guy is charming to the bones... allways been... allways will...????????