Created on Friday, 29 August 2014 03:54
Robert Plant has hinted his new solo album might be his final farewell.
The former Led Zeppelin rocker is set to release his latest record Lullaby and ... the Ceaseless Roar on September 8, and he has hinted he might be coming to the end of his career, with the new release feeling like "some sort of finality".
He told The Independent newspaper: "Maybe this new album is the end now for me ... [The end] of this musical wanderlust and the wonderful carousel that I've been on.
"It's like a kaleidoscope; you hold it up to the light, rotate it, and the pieces fall beautifully in different ways, but this record feels different.
"It's a consummation of all those bits from Son House to Roni Size to the Gambia and it seems to have some sort of finality."
The legendary musician also admitted he still has fun teasing fans, particularly as he has changed a lot from his younger days.
He said: "I was at WOMAD the other day. I walked past this guy sitting in a fold-out chair reading a music magazine, and it had a photo of us as nubile.
"I said, 'Who's that then?' and he looked up at me. I had sunglasses on and my hair was up in a top-knot. He said, 'That's Led Zeppelin'. I said, 'Ah OK - and who's that guy?' He said, 'That's Robert Plant'. I said, 'What does he look like now?'
"The guy shrugged his shoulders, so I lifted my sunglasses and said, 'Look!' It was a lovely moment and we were chortling away like two Laughing Policemen. The tears were rolling down our fat old cheeks."
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|July xx, 1969 - The band play many festivals now on their third American tour|
|July xx, 1970 - Additional recording for Led Zeppelin III at London’s Island Studios|
|July 16, 1970 - Photographer Chris Welch films Led Zeppelin on his 8mm camera, some clips later used in the Whole Lotta Love promo video|
|July xx, 1971 - Untitled gets re-mixed in London|
|July 05, 1971 - A riot erupts mid-concert, forcing Led Zeppelin to stop after about 40 minutes|
|July xx, 1972 - After repeated bad press, Led Zeppelin hire their first publicity firm|
|July 20, 1973 - A last minute decision is made to film the remaining part of the tour|
|July xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin is filmed over the three nights for their film that will emerge as The Song Remains The Same|
|July xx, 1974 - After viewing their 1973 filmed performance, it is apparent critical errors were made|
|July xx, 1974 - Mixing for Physical Graffiti at Olympic Studios|
|July 05, 1975 - The band meet in Montreux to discuss adding South America and Japan to the end of their North American tour|
|July xx, 1976 - Bonham and Page fly to Montreux, Switzerland to check out some new sound and drum effects|
|July 17, 1977 - The last ever performance of Moby Dick played at the Seattle Kingdome|
|July 24, 1977 - The band plays its last US date at the Oakland Coliseum|
|July xx, 1978 - Led Zeppelin are invited to perform at Maggie Bell’s Festival Hall show|
|July xx, 1979 - Led Zeppelin film their rehearsal at Bray Studios|
|July 04, 1979 - Led Zeppelin confirm a second date at Knebworth in August 1979|
|July 05, 1980 - Simon Kirke joins in on drums for an encore in Munich|