Flashback: Robert Plant Reluctantly Sings 'Stairway' in 1988

September 8, 2015

The night before Led Zeppelin were scheduled to play a brief reunion set at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary show at Madison Square Garden in 1988, Robert Plant called up Jimmy Page with some news: He wasn't going to sing "Stairway to...


Watch Robert Plant Refigure Led Zeppelin Songs at Bonnaroo

June 25, 2015

Robert Plant's Bonnaroo set earlier this month was one of the festival's must-watch gigs, thanks in part to the unique ways that he and his band – the Sensational Space Shifters – reinterpreted his own past work with Led Zeppelin. In addition...


Hear Led Zeppelin's Rare, Riotous Blues Rave-Up 'Sugar Mama'

June 8, 2015

Led Zeppelin are opening their vaults for a final time next month, when they put out deluxe reissues of their final three albums. One of the most curious, interesting finds among newly unearthed bonus tracks is "Sugar Mama," a thumping, upbeat blues...


Peer Into Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Cover in Video

March 31, 2015

Led Zeppelin's interactive new video for "Brandy & Coke" – the rough mix of "Trampled Under Foot" that appeared on last month's deluxe Physical Graffiti reissue – allows users to peer into windows in the building on the original cover....


Robert Plant to Bring Sensational Space Shifters on the Road

March 16, 2015

Robert Plant will hit the road again this year with his Sensational Space Shifters backing band for a tour that wraps itself around festival appearances at Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. The Pixies will open select dates, while singer-songwriter J.D. McPherson...


Billy Joel Leads Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup

January 13, 2015

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multiplatinum icon Billy Joel will be headlining the 2015 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Related: 45 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014 The initial lineup for the 13th annual mega-fest —...


Led Zeppelin Announce Final Three Deluxe Reissues

June 3, 2015

Led Zeppelin will end its yearlong reissue campaign next month when they put out deluxe editions of their final three studio albums. As with their previous releases, the group will unleash extras-packed editions of 1976's Presence, 1979's In Through...


Watch Jack White and Robert Plant Perform 'The Lemon Song'

March 22, 2015

"I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons. I'd be happy to make a single with him," Robert Plant revealed during a Reddit interview last September. While their paths didn't cross when the Led Zeppelin singer...


Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar Head to Sasquatch

February 4, 2015

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Modest Mouse and Kendrick Lamar will headline the 2015 Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (May 22nd through 25th) at the legendary Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington....


Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Reissue Due Next Month

January 8, 2015

Led Zeppelin's 1975 double-album Physical Graffiti will be the next LP from the group's canon to get a super-deluxe release, following reissues of the band's first five albums last year. The new edition, which guitarist and producer Jimmy Page has...


Live Review

Robert Plant Reinvents Led Zeppelin Classics at Tiny NYC Gig

October 10, 2014

Nothing says more about Robert Plant's current attitude about his career than his decision to play a bowling alley in Brooklyn. At midnight. On a Thursday. The former Led Zeppelin singer – who has done much to separate his solo career...


Robert Plant Goes Doo-Wop With Fallon on "Duke of Earl"

September 27, 2014

In between two New York kickoff dates for his North American fall tour, Robert Plant stopped by The Tonight Show to talk with Jimmy Fallon about his new solo album, Lullaby and. . . The Ceaseless Roar. During Plant's visit to the show, Fallon enlisted...


Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP

September 10, 2014

"I can't be smug about it – I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original songs in almost a decade. "It's fucking great." Released by his new label, Nonesuch, on September...

Album Review

Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar

September 9, 2014

We'd like a Zep reunion as much as anyone, but it's easy to understand Robert Plant's resistance. Reinventing himself on his 2007 Alison Krauss collab, Raising Sand, and on projects with ex-girlfriend Patty Griffin, the singer made some of his best...


Robert Plant 'Disappointed and Baffled' by Jimmy Page

July 30, 2014

The odds of a Led Zeppelin reunion seem to be growing slimmer by the month. In a new interview with Uncut (via NME), Robert Plant says he is "disappointed and baffled" by Jimmy Page and his attempts to fuel the reunion rumor mill. Better off Led: Jimmy...


Watch Robert Plant Hand Stephen Colbert a Joint

October 10, 2014

Robert Plant stopped by The Colbert Report to perform cuts off his new LP Lullabye and… The Ceaseless Roar – "a concept album about a white noise machine," as host Stephen Colbert called it – and talk about his musical...


Christian Rapper Lecrae Scores First Number One

September 17, 2014

U2 surprised the world with Songs of Innocence last week, but its presence in 500 million iTunes accounts had no effect on total music sales — they're still down 15 percent, while track downloads are still down 13 percent. Also...


Robert Plant: I Want to Record With Jack White

September 9, 2014

Robert Plant participated in a Facebook chat Tuesday morning to discuss his new album Lullabye and... The Ceaseless Roar, Nilgiri tea and European football, and revealed that he wants to record with Jack White in Nashville next week. "Would you consider...


Robert Plant Is 'On Fire' in Sensational Space Shifters Clip

August 6, 2014

Robert Plant fans first met the former Led Zeppelin singer's new backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters, on 2012's Live in London LP. Two years later, the group is preparing to release Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar, a studio debut...


Robert Plant Explains His New Record

July 17, 2014

Robert Plant may be reluctant to revisit his early days in Led Zeppelin, telling Rolling Stone earlier this year that he is not part of a jukebox, but the singer seems to have enjoyed a trip back to the area of western England where he grew up. In a three-minute...