“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 visited White’s new stomping ground of Nashville late last year, Plant and the Lazaretto rocker found themselves on the same lineup for the Lollapalooza Argentina festival, and they wasted no time getting together as Plant joined White during his Saturday night headlining set for a performance of Led Zeppelin II‘s “The Lemon Song.”
The bluesy Zeppelin classic had twice popped up during White’s sets in 2014 – most notably during his historic headlining slot at Bonnaroo – but remarkably, according to Setlist.fm, this was the first time Plant had sung “The Lemon Song” live since Plant and Jimmy Page gave the track a one-off performance during the Norway stop of their joint tour together in June 1995. Hopefully, this “Lemon Song” won’t be a one-off as well: Both Plant and White are also booked for the Lollapalooza Brazil fest scheduled for March 28th & 29th.
Back in September, Plant revealed he already picked out what track he wanted to record at White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. “I’d like to do a track called ‘Love Me’ which was originally recorded by The Phantom,” Plant said. While White was on tour at the time, the duo will have another chance to hit the studio together when Plant returns to Tennessee this summer for his Bonnaroo gig with the Sensational Space Shifters.