ROBERT PLANT: ‘ROCK MUSIC WAS MY WAY OUT OF GRAMMAR SCHOOL’


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Robert PlantROBERT Plant says he first got his appetite for rock music at the age of 13 –  and that it was all by “default.”

The former Led Zeppelin front man told CNN he owes his career in rock and roll music to a bit of good luck and even better timing.

“I was looking for a way out as I was a grammar school boy and doing three hours of homework a night and at that time it was 1961,” said the 62-year-old rocker, who’s back on the music scene with new album Band of Joy.

“You had Elvis telling us of another world. I don’t know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.”

Robert said his new album wasn’t hard to make.

“Each record, if it involves different personalities, will take a different color and a different time,” he confessed.

“I think with this particular combination of players and singers, the results were very quick. It felt very fast and fluent.

“It was probably the easiest record I’ve made since I was a child.”

Plant recently admitted it’s unlikely he’ll ever reunite with his Led Zeppelin bandmates — because he longer has anything in common with them.

“I don’t think so,” he said earlier this month.

“You’ve got to have a lot in common with the people you’re working with at this time in your life. Everything has to move on and forward, in all relationships.

“I know that bands that haven’t put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that’s not the achievement. The achievement is to knock yourself out. It’s a very selfish thing. The tail must never wag the dog.”[imagebrowser id=631]


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