Robert Plant gives up rocking

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2010

This article is from 2010.

Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant says he has moved on from rock and wants to focus on a different type of music

Robert Plant has given up rock music.

The Led Zeppelin musician - who has refused requests to reform the group for a full tour -said his musical tastes have completely changed.

Speaking about going to see his former Led Zeppelin bandmate John Paul Jones' new rock group Them Crooked Vultures he said: "I feel so far away from heavy rock now. It's quite odd how mine and John's paths seem to have crossed over - we've sort of gone into each other's world's a bit."

The 62-year-old musician also admitted that he could no longer handle the decibel level of a rock concert saying his ears "bled for two days" after the show.

Now Robert - who won several Grammy awards for 'Raising Sand' his collaboration with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss in 2009 -hopes to focus on a different type of music and lifestyle.

He said: "For me, it's no longer to do with vanity, ego and visible success. It's just about getting down into the earth of music. I spent three or four years never playing a Zeppelin song from 1981 onwards, because I didn't want to lean on Zeppelin. I've gone from being in that huge band to picking up the pieces of my own gift."

Robert Plant

The form Led Zeppelin vocalist, rock luminary and Grammy Award-winner performs works from his new album, Carry Fire.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Fri 17 Nov

£38.50–£71.50 / 0117 922 3686

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Mon 11 Dec

£39.60–£72.60 / 023 9282 4355

Liverpool Olympia

Sat 25 Nov

£52.25 / 0871 220 0260

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