Mr E Posted July 10, 2009 Share Posted July 10, 2009 From Telegraph.co.uk Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant awarded CBE by Prince of Wales Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant denied he was now part of the establishment after being awarded a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. Plant said the experience was humbling to take part in a ceremony alongside "very selfless" military heroes and community volunteers. With his long hair tied into a ponytail and wearing a simple blue suit and a handful of heavy silver rings giving away his rock roots, he denied that the award meant he was now part of the establishment. "The diversity of people who have moved through here this morning prove there is no real establishment here," he added. Plant last year decided not to take part in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, choosing instead to concentrate on his collaboration with American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. Asked today if he would ever return to the stage with his old band-mates, he said: "Sometimes I go a bit deaf in either ear, especially when people are talking nonsense." He said that he owed "everything to the musicians I work with", adding: "From the UK to Africa to Tennessee, it is their brilliance that I bounce off. Alone I'm nothing." He also joked that he and former Zeppelin band-mate Jimmy Page - who has an OBE - would not be fighting over rank. "If we can remember each other's phone number at this time in life it's a miracle. We're still good friends, we both enjoy a rather dark sense of humour that comes I think from being from rather the wrong side of the tracks for all those wild years." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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