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Krauss/Plant win more Grammys (5) than Led Zeppelin ever did (0)

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Better hurry up and delete this new thread just like the other one that people were giving robert shit on !!

Are you kidding me? There'd be no fecking threads left on the forum.

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I do think it's genuinely tragic that Jimmy Page isn't out there performing when he was on such magnificent form at the reunion, but I don't directly connect that with Raising Sand. Robert's stance is perfectly understandable, but it's incredible and unbelievably sad that it should seemingly cripple Jimmy in this way.

I've read some infantile posts from some people over recent months, but this takes the biscuit!

If Page wants to get out there, then he can; he doesn't need Plant to hold his hand. There is nothing stopping former members of Led Zeppelin from assembling bands, recording and touring if they so wish. Nothing. I fully support Robert Plant and his decisions - good luck to the man. His recent statement makes sense, to me, at least. Deal with it.

RB

Uh. Would it be worth reading my post again, perhaps?

1. I said I don't directly connect Jimmy's lack of performances with Raising Sand.

2. I said Robert's stance is perfectly understandable.

Of course it's up to Jimmy what he does now, but all the news reports seem to point to that being... nothing. And I do think that's tragic because I was at the O2 show and Jimmy Page made it the triumph that it was. Robert is great, Jimmy is total genius. He wanted to play after the O2, and now it seems like that time has passed. It seems to me that the real inspiration for Jimmy was Led Zeppelin, that's all. He may not need Robert to hold his hand, but he doesn't seem to feel it worthwhile going out without him. Too sad.

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I do consider you a true grown up though :rolleyes:

Well, it's good to know that SOMEONE considers me a true grown up, LOL.

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Here's a thought... alison and Robert have a little fight.. guess what Zep's back.. p u z z y wipped.

he ought to be ashamed of himself.. maybe she can put some depends on him..

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Which one are you?

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I totally agree with you! :)

I was so happy for them! The awards were well deserved. I am glad that he is obviously so happy and fullflilled.

I am surprised that they are not getting the press that they deserve. For example, USA Today barely mentions them. No pictures of Alison's dress, nor of either of them, for that matter. Just pictures of the young, hip, and now crowd: The rappers, Katy Perry, Jonas Bros, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. They did have a picture of Bono and Sir Paul. Only one short paragraph about P & K:

"Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who had been nominated for five Grammys, won them all, including album of the year for Raising Sand and record of the year for Please Read the Letter. Krauss, who entered the evening as the most-honored female performer with 21 Grammys, raised her total to 26."

I didn't hear them mentioned on ET or Inside Edition either. Maybe I missed it if it was just a brief little blurb mentioning them.

I would think that Robert doesn't seek out or desire this media attention, but it would be nice to see them being appreciated for what they did. I guess that winning five Grammys speaks for itself and it doesn't matter what the media thinks.

Has anyone seen them lauded in the press?

Funny, USA Today predicted them to win big too. :huh: This is exactly why I skipped those shows last night E! News, ET and Inside Edition, because I had the feeling they would not get mentioned. All the media tends to focus on is who's the most commercial or a bunch of petty gossip as opposed to the talent!

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Alison does have a certain attractive quality about her.

Good thing Plant is focused on the music under T Bones direction.

:lol: :lol:

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Well done Robert and Alison on the awards, iwe are all very proud :)

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Didn't Led Zeppelin get some lifetime achievement bullshit award?

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Here's a thought... alison and Robert have a little fight.. guess what Zep's back.. p u z z y wipped.

he ought to be ashamed of himself.. maybe she can put some depends on him..

Gee, you kinda give free speech a bad name, bring in the censors. Better yet, go play somewhere else.

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Funny, USA Today predicted them to win big too. :huh: This is exactly why I skipped those shows last night E! News, ET and Inside Edition, because I had the feeling they would not get mentioned. All the media tends to focus on is who's the most commercial or a bunch of petty gossip as opposed to the talent!

The Chris Brown issue turned out to be a major distraction. Even after U2 started playing people were constantly checking I-Phones and running out to the concourse to check their Blackberrys. The rumors were flying that someone was seriously hurt, maybe even disfigured. The whole incident was unfortunate.

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At that time rock and roll had no place in the grammy's.

They never even had a rock category until 1980. Record of the year was what a fool believes by the doobie brothers. :rolleyes:

IF wikipedia is correct 1980 was the first year with a rock category. best rock female vocalist is donna summer, male vocalist bob dylan.

:hysterical:

Other great rock bands, the beatles, who, stones have few or none.

Can't really compare zeppelin to anyone today when it comes to the grammy's.

the best comparison would be who sold more tix????

zeppelin sold out every show immediately every tour since the beginning. plant/krauss did not sell out even the wamu theatre section in msg either night or the mohegan sun casino where they give away half the tix for casino comps.

Apples to oranges, as they say.

And I don't want to rain on Robert's parade. I am extremely proud of the fact that they won so many. It is deserved. He really rolled the dice on that one and came out on top like a champ!!! I saw the tour three times and it was great but I personally prefer rock and roll any day of the week.

I also strongly believe that rp is so incredibly good that he could team up with a stellar performer from any type of music and it would be outstanding. i just hope he never goes to downtown LA to hang out. I guess it could be alot worse than Nashville! And obviously I think that he should be with the boys.

How many grammy's do you think a new zep cd might win???

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How many grammy's do you think a new zep cd might win???

Provided that it was a little better than Coda,it would win many owing to the generational/demograhic bias of the Academy i.e a good chunk of them probably listen to Zeppelin in their hey day as they were of that age

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I didn't hear them mentioned on ET or Inside Edition either. Maybe I missed it if it was just a brief little blurb mentioning them.

I watched ET to see how it would be. Just as I thought... a very brief mention that lasted maybe about 30 seconds - if that. It annoys me in the fact that if it had been a more current mainstream artist who was the "big winner", they probably would have been spotlighted throughout the entire show. Even many of the internet stories I've read chose pictures of Coldplay etc... and only mentioned RP/AK in a few lines. But regardless, still good exposure. When has RP ever been on TMZ?! I wonder if 'Raising Sand' will make a comeback on the charts.

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I also strongly believe that rp is so incredibly good that he could team up with a stellar performer from any type of music and it would be outstanding.

:yesnod: :yesnod:

I watched ET to see how it would be. Just as I thought... a very brief mention that lasted maybe about 30 seconds - if that. It annoys me in the fact that if it had been a more current mainstream artist who was the "big winner", they probably would have been spotlighted throughout the entire show. Even many of the internet stories I've read chose pictures of Coldplay etc... and only mentioned RP/AK in a few lines. But regardless, still good exposure. When has RP ever been on TMZ?! I wonder if 'Raising Sand' will make a comeback on the charts.

Superdave posted in another Grammy thread that sales have shot up for Raising Sand post the Grammy's which is great for them! It is a bit sad that they're not getting more mention than if it was some mainstream artist but regardless, they won and that has been mentioned everywhere and thus inspiring more people to check it out!

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The Chris Brown issue turned out to be a major distraction. Even after U2 started playing people were constantly checking I-Phones and running out to the concourse to check their Blackberrys. The rumors were flying that someone was seriously hurt, maybe even disfigured. The whole incident was unfortunate.

I think Chris is very talented and I have been reading alot of stories on the internet that the backlash on him has begun. Such a shame.

zeppelin sold out every show immediately every tour since the beginning. plant/krauss did not sell out even the wamu theatre section in msg either night or the mohegan sun casino where they give away half the tix for casino comps.

Apples to oranges, as they say.

:huh: I read somewhere that they sold out 1 night at MSG. They had good crowds overall even though some shows were not sold out. But they did sell out a few shows along the way and the seats were smaller venues which is much better for that type of tour, IMO. Besides, what difference does it make anyways? If you are comparing their ticket sales to Zeppelin, you are absolutely right, apples to oranges indeed! :D

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I think Chris is very talented and I have been reading alot of stories on the internet that the backlash on him has begun. Such a shame.

:huh: I read somewhere that they sold out 1 night at MSG. They had good crowds overall even though some shows were not sold out. But they did sell out a few shows along the way and the seats were smaller venues which is much better for that type of tour, IMO. Besides, what difference does it make anyways? If you are comparing their ticket sales to Zeppelin, you are absolutely right, apples to oranges indeed! :D

They sold out many dates on the Raising Sand tour including the first night at the Wamu theatre. But you're right, it doesn't matter. Robert isn't doing this for the money, it's for the love of creating music though it wasn't as if the venues were half filled either.

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I watched ET to see how it would be. Just as I thought... a very brief mention that lasted maybe about 30 seconds - if that. It annoys me in the fact that if it had been a more current mainstream artist who was the "big winner", they probably would have been spotlighted throughout the entire show. Even many of the internet stories I've read chose pictures of Coldplay etc... and only mentioned RP/AK in a few lines. But regardless, still good exposure. When has RP ever been on TMZ?! I wonder if 'Raising Sand' will make a comeback on the charts.

I was watching ET Canada prior to the show (a day or so after AK/RP were first announced to perform). It listed all performers, including AK but did not mention RP. This also happened on our local evening news show (I'm assuming it was taken from ET Canada).

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I was watching ET Canada prior to the show (a day or so after AK/RP were first announced to perform). It listed all performers, including AK but did not mention RP. This also happened on our local evening news show (I'm assuming it was taken from ET Canada).

Even that's not as bad as the e-mail I got from Amazon.com the next day encouraging me to buy CDs by "Album of the Year winner Lil Wayne." :rolleyes:

The next day I got this:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

You may have noticed the GRAMMY's mail that you received on Monday was not the correct and final version. Proving that actual humans work here at Amazon.com, we made a mistake when we sent it. Here is the version we intended to send:

As someone who has purchased music at Amazon.com, you might be interested to know the results from Sunday night's 51st GRAMMY Awards. Congratulations to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who won Album of the Year ("Raising Sand"). For a complete list of winners, nominees, performers, videos, songs, and more, visit our GRAMMY Awards Store.

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Even that's not as bad as the e-mail I got from Amazon.com the next day encouraging me to buy CDs by "Album of the Year winner Lil Wayne." :rolleyes:

The next day I got this:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

You may have noticed the GRAMMY's mail that you received on Monday was not the correct and final version. Proving that actual humans work here at Amazon.com, we made a mistake when we sent it. Here is the version we intended to send:

As someone who has purchased music at Amazon.com, you might be interested to know the results from Sunday night's 51st GRAMMY Awards. Congratulations to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who won Album of the Year ("Raising Sand"). For a complete list of winners, nominees, performers, videos, songs, and more, visit our GRAMMY Awards Store.

Ha - I got that too and went WTF? :blink:

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Interesting that whoever put the page together was obviously assuming Lil Wayne would win. S/he got most of the other winners wrong, too!

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Interesting that whoever put the page together was obviously assuming Lil Wayne would win. S/he got most of the other winners wrong, too!

At the Grammy preaward telecast, Wayne Brady kept joking how all the awards were going to go to Lil Wayne so I guess he was expected to be the big winner.

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At the Grammy preaward telecast, Wayne Brady kept joking how all the awards were going to go to Lil Wayne so I guess he was expected to be the big winner.

Thank God he wasn't, he is SO terrible. On his SNL 'performance' he attempted to play a guitar solo and it sucked so bad it was hilarious.

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