Thursday, February 11, 2010


Everyone knows that Robert Plant is tired of answering "Will you be getting back together with Led Zeppelin?" But I wonder how he will feel about being asked about a reunion with Alison Krauss? After their incredibly successful, classic, 6-time Grammy winning 2007 album, Raising Sand, I think the obvious thing to do would be to record a follow-up. But now word comes via Led Zeppelin News that Robert's next release, It's Rude To Say No, will be a solo album. It seems like it is in the vein of Raising Sand, with lots of traditional songs on it.  It's produced by the great Buddy Miller, who was in the backing band on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss tour (Robert guested on Buddy & Julie Miller's album, Written In Chalk, last year). More on this as I hear about it!

In other Robert Plant news, he has a charity gig scheduled at Abbey Road Studios to benefit Cancer Research UK. Plant will be joined by another American singer at this show, Beth Neilsen Chapman. Very odd choice, she's kind of like an adult pop singer. She does have one song that I love, "Sand and Water." Anyway, find out more about the gig (but not the album) at Robert Plant's website.

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