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Mark Williams

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  1. Indeed.A great throwback (Carry Fire) to Nigel Kennedy’s violin contribution on ‘Calling to you’.
  2. Oh, but we’d miss Justin’s Dad dancing 🕺 wouldn’t we ?! 😀 ps; agree totally Steve.
  3. Last chance motel, early 2019 makes sense (beyond Skin Tyson 'Cast dates' etc. , but as we know,the bigger question is 'do the relationships remain the same' ? Hope not,hope better than when this was taken. Nicht gut....
  4. Oh Robert...the old wag remains the same ! Kirsty McCall's UK hit song 'There's a guy works down the chipshop swears he's Elvis ' comes to mind. Ha !
  5. Robert''s final leg U.S tour goes through until Sept 23rd with a (current) final two end-October dates (with Van Morrion) last week of October. Therefore unlikely to see much 'in person' action,involving Robert at least,until Nov-Dec.
  6. Agree with many here - highly improbable.A good indicator of 'any' LZ live action in 2019 will be Robert's recording (and of course any subsequent touring) schedule with Alison,SSS. Right now he's committed on touring with SSS until end October.Will he be generous and leave a rehearsing/performing window into 2019 I wonder ? 🙂
  7. Indeed. The 'Mane wasn't remaining the same' hence required a bit of Francis Rossi style augmentation. Still, hitting 70 soon,so fair enough !
  8. The syrup/augmented weave remains the same. Good for Robert !
  9. Cxy Actually,no it 'aint. Well,,he could have had a bit cut off the sides/back & had it transplanted to the front/centre. Definately a weave/syrup....as others have commented based on other new interviews/shots. Trying to maintain the ' mane remains the same' ...good on ya Robert, and that's not splitting hairs ! 😀👧
  10. Absolutely right.Alice Cooper commented some time back that why is Plant continuing to play this game when Jimmy & JPJ are ready and eager to go (maybe not even under 'Led Zeppelin' branding). Totally disrespectful of Robert,shame on him.
  11. Yes indeed,definately more 'hair piece' than 'hair peace' ! 😄
  12. Think you are quite right there Steve. Jimmy developed some sort of aversion to playing in a live format a long time ago.I (as a loyal fan of 40 years) think that he's lost his nerve.The lack of any sustained performance is pretty much co-incidental with having given up the booze (in particular) since the early 2000's. The only standout exception over 20 years was obviously the O2 show,which I was hoping he would have taken strength from,with or without Robert.Sure Jimmy has a wry smile on his face when he hears U2's 'With or without you'.
  13. Interesting to read in the Atlanta press interview with Robert ahead of Fridays opening night of tour) that he finally met up with Jimmy & JPJ recently.No dount based on what he goes on to say that just for Zeppelin 2018-2019 business purposes,presumably to agree content,releases etc. Just wish it were for more than that but any hopes yet again sadly extinguished by Robert's continued party line in the interview. https://www.ajc.com/entertainment/music/robert-plant-golden-god-ages-gracefully-solo-career/vQ2NjtWEnYo7URPk7dE8KP/
  14. I agree with that,but as Jimmy himself said,why let the genie out of the bottle again (2007) if not committed (to a return) ? I think Robert has always been conflicted on LZ's demise/relevance after '78 to be honest.That's one of the main reasons he steered away from replicating LZ's sound in his mid-80's period onward (Shaken 'n Stirred testifies).
  15. The relationship issue RP has with Jimmy (in particular),and with all that goes with 'Led Zeppelin' is an odd one. In that mid-late '80's period there were good vibes between them both,guesting on eachothers solo albums, impromtu appearances at each other's live solo shiws. But all that relative goodwill has continued to evaporate since 1999/2000 ,albeit for a brief sojurn in late 2007. All very sad really,and a huge missed opportunity in the history of rock music.
  16. This was a great interview. Great humour,chameraderie,chemistry. So different to the tensions,awkwardness of more recent interviews such as with Charlie Rose,!Celebration Day launch etc.
  17. Now there's logic in that Steve....but depends if Robert is 'not up to much' in 2019 & if the 'Capricorns' still have enough left in the tank to do it. Would be nice of Robert to repay his dues.....
  18. Folks, The lack of any action (even guesting on album or live,like Plant & Page used to do for each other - has ceased.But that has absolutely nothing to do with Roberts vocal abilities. It's purely down to relationships (or sadly the lack of them now). When relationships (say just between Jimmy & Robert) were good,you'd have for example Jimmy coming on for encore at the Hammersmith Odeon on Robert's Now & Zen tour (I was there),with Robert repaying the gesture like on 'The only One' on Jimmy's 'Outrider'. Sadly whilst they obviously have to communicate (all three) for LZ business stuff,the cameraderie & rapport ain't there anymore. That's what Robert needs - and his SSS buddies fulfill that role for him '(a gang'). Personally,I'd like to see either Jimmy or Robert do a few select acoustic shows with Roy Harper - now that would be great.
  19. Well,most would agree that it's far easier to tour with a bunch of nice guys who are going to do their best to continue pleasing their boss ie; avoid 'rocking the boat' ,or challenge the icon boss.Yes,agree creatively his outputs far exceed his old sparring partner Jimmy, but there in lies the rub.It would have been far more interesting & challenging to have taken Jimmy's embryonic ideas and reinvent ' Zeppelin' for the noughties back in 98/99 but that sadly didn't happen. its all too late now, but most true Zeppelin fans would wish for new material rather than tours,playing the old songs in same old formats.And in any case it needn't have been under the Led Zeppelin brand name anyway. Still,time has now passed so we must continue to admire Robert's energy & determination to press on.
  20. Spot on there SteveAJones. Justin Adam's 'dad dancing', having David Baddiel on bass, etc. just doesn't work for me - it just could (can still?) be sooo...much better with others (we know who). I think Robert has chosen the easier path of least resistance ie; surround yourself with competent musicians who are 'yes' men.Then you don't have to deal with egos of his old compatriots etc. But very bland unfortunately.
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