Robert Plant and Jimmy Page both spoke with Rolling Stone's Andy Greene
recently about the soon-to-be-released Led Zeppelin reissues and
the publication continues to roll out news-worthy pieces of the conversation. In the latest article Plant discusses a
new solo LP and the possibility of recording a follow-up to 2007's Raising Sand
with Alison Krauss.
Plant told Rolling Stone he received a call from Krauss about six weeks ago asking whether
he was up for making a new album. Krauss told Plant she has an unorthodox muse in mind for
a potential new LP, "She keeps saying, 'Now we've got to do it like Daft Punk,'" said
Plant. "I said, 'Alison, get a clue. We've got great voices. We need to be getting
ourselves around some really pretty songs if we sing together.' And Daft Punk? We can go
out for dinner with Nile Rodgers, but that's about it." Robert and Alison have yet to
start work on a potential new album, so we'll see what happens after Plant finishes a
batch of summer shows with the Sensational Space Shifters.
Greene's article does note that Plant recently finished work on the follow-up to his 2010
solo effort, Band Of Joy. Robert recorded the as-of-yet untitled album at Peter
Gabriel's Real World Studio. The LP is due for a September 9th release. “It’s really a
celebratory record, but it’s very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive
Attack-y. There’s a lot of bottom end, so it might sound all right at a Jamaican party,
but I’m not sure it would sound all right on NPR," Plant revealed about the new album.
[via Rolling Stone]
[Published on: 5/12/14]