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  1. I was on the floor 30 years ago 10 yards from the stage in the center. Lots of pushing and shoving....Robert asked us to settle down after the first song, as i recall. Could look at the stage or the screen with a 30 foot tall Jimmy jammin'. Best rock show I ever saw....or ever will see! Would love to see the video appear. The runways were gone by the time the show started as 10,000 people were general admin on the floor. As far as the bidding on the Houston show I have No Quarter!
  2. Not sure if this is posted yet LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Once upon a time, the iconic lead singer of Led Zeppelin and the golden girl of bluegrass would never have been mentioned in the same sentence. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's "Raising Sand" was an unlikely collaboration that won five Grammys. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's "Raising Sand" was an unlikely collaboration that won five Grammys. But since they won five Grammy awards -- including album of the year for their surprising collaboration, "Raising Sand" -- their names have been inextricably linked: RobertPlantandAlisonKrauss. If they were 20 years old and ran in Hollywood circles, tabloids might be calling them Robekrauss or Aliplant. Plant, however, is 60 -- in fantastic shape, and with a full head of the golden ringlets that became his trademark during the 1970s. At 37, Krauss is elegant and ethereal. And while both are dead serious when talking about their craft, the rest of the time, they're like two silly junior high kids -- he, the charming prankster with a secret crush, and she, the beautiful prom queen who pretends not to be amused. Clearly, they're both having the time of their lives, and are excited about their current musical journey -- which pushes each out of their respective comfort zones and into new territory. Now, he's a little bit country and she's a little bit rock 'n' roll. Video Watch Plant and Krauss rib each other » I compliment Krauss on her hair as a stylist touches her up. "It's not mine," she whispers. Two feet away, Plant clears his throat loudly and points to his own golden locks. "Why, your hair looks lovely, too, Robert," I say. "Well, you know who I am," he replies. Don't Miss * Plant, Krauss rise with 'Raising Sand' at Grammys We are in Coldplay's vacated dressing room, two nights before Plant and Krauss swept the evening at the 51st annual Grammy Awards. This is an excerpt from our conversation in the basement of Staples Center in Los Angeles the night of their rehearsal. CNN: First of all, this is the screwiest collaboration I had ever heard of. How did this happen? Robert Plant: It's just sheer luck, really. I never sang with anybody before, you know -- only once ever in my life, on "Led Zep IV" with Sandy Denny [the late English folk singer, in 1971]. So this is a whole new thing. I've also been coming to the United States for 40 years -- you wouldn't believe it looking at me -- and I've never worked with Americans! This is all brand new for me. Alison Krauss: Were we both nervous? We both were. We thought, "What are we going to do in there?" We went into the studio originally saying, "We'll give it three days and see what it's like." Plant: Alison's reputation is 24 karat, and I'm an old rock 'n' roll singer. Even the band was kind of going, "Oh wow, how is this going to work?" It was great when we kicked in together, and I could just feel the room -- I don't want to say it, but the room lifted! CNN: Musically, you're polar opposites. How did you blend your different perspectives? Plant: As we got started, it was Alison's world. She knew how she wanted to proceed, and we exchanged a lot of ideas musically. And then we both agreed that because we both produced records ourselves, that we needed an intermediary to guide -- somebody to separate us, or to make the journey more clear. And Alison knew T Bone Burnett from "O Brother, Where Art Thou," and he kindly enlisted for the gig, and he brought a lot of great songs to the show. CNN: You challenged one another to sing in different ways than you're used to. Plant: When she goes up for these wailing notes on stage, that's where I want her to go with this new project -- occasionally visit these places where she lets rip, and just lets it really come out. Krauss (melodramatically): It's just reckless abandon! It's just crazy! Plant: I don't know why I'm being so serious. She just kicks ass and nobody knew it! CNN: Now this is all making sense. With Alison, it's letting go, and with you, Robert, it's kind of containing things. Plant: I'm being bullied, basically. Pushed around. CNN: But you like it. Admit it, you love it. Plant: Oh, I do! I haven't even gotten off to being bullied enough yet. CNN: Did you have this much fun working with Zeppelin? Plant: I can't remember. Honestly, I haven't got a clue. I was a totally different guy then. It was 28 years ago. I didn't look as good as I do now, and I didn't share the couch with another Leo. CNN: Alison, did you listen to Led Zeppelin growing up? Krauss: We all have, yeah. (Plant is shaking his head and mouthing the word "No.") My brother was and is such a huge fan of the band, and I remember growing up and he would be in his bedroom yelling about the records and how great they were. CNN: Robert, were you familiar with Alison's work? Plant: Yeah, to some degree, but not as intensely as I became. And also, I didn't understand the history of where Alison's from [bluegrass], and has been since she was a child. In fact, both of us can sit there talking about music, and neither of us can recognize the artists we're referring to. It's amazing. I mean, all the rock 'n' roll, and black Mississippi and Chicago stuff that I go raving on about, she's going, "Hmm." Krauss: I didn't grow up on that, yeah. CNN: Has he made you listen to his music collection? Plant: We share. Krauss: I bring bluegrass. It's the same people. Same blue-collar people. Just one was south of the Delta, and one was Virginia and Tennessee and North Carolina. So we've got lots in common -- but it's the presentation and the whole musicality of it that's different. CNN: Your collaboration has worked out so well that you're back in the studio in Nashville, working on a second album together. Plant: We'd like to keep it going. CNN: Do you think there's going to be an album No. 3, and an album No. 4? Plant: I'd have to move to Nashville, wouldn't I? CNN: Or she moves to England. Plant (to Krauss): Could you stand the climate? Krauss: I'll get a heating pad. Plant: And a season ticket for Wolverhampton Wanderers football club. That's important. CNN: You gained a lot of fans with this project, but there are those Led Zeppelin diehards who've been holding their breath for a reunion tour -- especially since you reunited for the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at Wembley in 2007. Plant: Well, we had a really good night, and we had great rehearsals, and it was very emotional -- and if you like, quite elevating. But it was the right thing to do to do it that way. There's no bandwagon. We've already been around the world, and did what we did when we were young men. CNN: That sounds like a man who's looking forward, and not back. Plant: Only last week, I was being grilled again by Alison to get into shape and get it right. And that's fantastic! I really want that. I don't want to go around, everybody thinking, "That's what he did." Because this is what I do, and every day, it should be more interesting. advertisement CNN: And in the meantime, you've been recognized by the Grammys. Plant: We've already won by doing this. We've brought our gifts, and we've shared them, and the whole surrounding musically is so beautiful, that that's our reward. The fact that it worked. The fact that it wasn't some embarrassing moment of two people trying something out, and saying goodbye, and then meeting at a party years later and saying, "Oh, Christ, there's Alison Krauss! Oh, no!" http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/1...auss/index.html
  3. I'm sure Robert would be thrilled if they promote The Band as Led Zeppelin! Thrilled all the way to the bank!
  4. They should get Sammy Hagar to sing for them.....They can go by the name Led-Hagar...LOL
  5. I heard an interview with Ringo once talking about a car ride with Bonzo back in the 70's. Apparently Bonzo was driving a Muscle Car and was pulled over for excessive speed. This was in LA, Sunset Strip I think. He took the cop to the front of the car and shows him the engine, explaining where it gets all its horse power and why it is so hard for him to drive it slower. Ringo indicated that the cop seemed to know who he was, and was impressed with Bonzo's knowledge of the car he was driving and let them off with a warning.
  6. If it wasn't for The Who this would be "www.thenewyardbirds.com"
  7. Webmaster post The Webmaster of Led Zeppelin.com put up a post about it.
  8. Now I think I remember JPJ is also playing Bonnaroo. How about foreigner? Then we would just need Jimmy to show up with a les Paul and they could join Robert on stage. or Join JPJ and do a quick hour or two set. Of course we all know that that is as likely as them showing up at a bar in Chicago (only the stones would do something like that) or playing on a roof in London! But we can Dream.
  9. I think it's great. I don't know how long it would take to load on dialup..."giggles" but nice artwork.
  10. I have saw Todd Rundgren in concert in 1977 and I saw Led Zeppelin in concert in 1977! The only thing I remember about the Todd's concert is him having a fit 'cause his guitar was out of tune. I saw both bands about 20 yards from the stage. Todd played for 6,000 fans and Led Zeppelin played for nearly 80,000. Todd Rundgren was forgetable and Led Zeppelin is burned in my brain. And if he wants to pick on Queen I saw them too.... in 76.
  11. Hmmmmmm, it says 1966-2007 for the years included on the top of the page and on page 5 it says, J.P. "The Big Bopper" The problem with that is he died in 1959 with Buddy Holly, who is not listed. They must believe that the word appearances include video of dead people.
  12. On September 24th 1980 I sent in a money order for two tickets to see Led Zeppelin for the second time, if I was lucky enough to get tickets before the show on the new tour sold out....but September 25th early in the morning i was baking bread when one of the high school kids that cleaned up after us came in and said that the Drumer had died. At first I thought he was he was lying but i soon realized that he was telling the truth. Several months later I got my money order back.
  13. That's NOT how it happened. Several fences were pushed down by the crowd and about 2000 of us were inside at about 12 pm! I ended up 20 yards from the stage. Now they might have put the fences back and order restored until 4 pm like that artical says but it was wild on the floor. Lots of pushing and shoving during the concert itself. Body Gaurds were keeping fans away from the stage with fists my best friend told me. I didn't see that myself as i had to stand on my toes to see the band as I'm short.
  14. My point was that demand has always exceeded supply with Led Zeppelin and it always will, and the bottle is open. I was lucky enough to see them in 1977 in Pontiac Silverdome with 80k fans and it sold out in a few hours. I was talking with the guy I went with yesterday and as we were about 20 yards from the stage it was an experience I’ll never forget. It was a different time and attitude as the place was filled with smoke, (not from Dried Ice) and big burley guys beat the crap out of anyone getting to close to the stage! I’d drive, fly or hitch-hike to NY or LA to see them again but I wouldn’t go to a free concert just to see one member of the band sing country western, - or any other country western band. It was rude and selfish to not include JPJ when Plant and Page toured a few years ago and NOW they have a chance to rebuild. I could have gone to see Plant and Page but what is the point? Without JPJ they are a fraction of the greatest blues band in the world. It just ticked me off when Jason said by having Hope we are being greedy when everyone knows ONLY one person is holding up a Led Zeppelin world tour and must think we enjoy checking three or four links 15 or 20 times a day for any news either saying the band is Dead and has probably done it’s last show, or give us some good news. Now that it rude!
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