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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|January 09, 1944 - James Patrick Page was born in Heston, Middlesex|
|January 03, 1946 - John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent|
|January 2, 1946 - Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole was born in Kensal Rise, London, England|
|January 05, 1967 - Jimmy Page begins recording Little Games with the Yardbirds at De Lane Lea Studios in London.|
|January 17, 1969 - Led Zeppelin released in the US|
|January xx, 1970 - Led Zeppelin now play without support acts in order to perform longer sets|
|January 09, 1970 - Royal Albert Hall gig filmed and recorded for documentary that is eventually scraped. (But was recalled for 2003’s DVD)|
|January xx, 1971 - Recording continues at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1972 - Page has a studio built into his home|
|January 02, 1973 - Plant’s car breaks down and Bonham and he barely make the Sheffield City Hall gig|
|January 22, 1973 - Led Zeppelin record a live gig at Southampton University|
|January xx, 1974 - Recording Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1974 - The band resigns with Atlantic and forms their own label|
|January 03, 1975 - Jimmy breaks a finger at Victoria Station just a week before the European warm up shows|
|January 17, 1975 - The band rehearses in Minneapolis for the upcoming US tour. Bootleg "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" evolves out of this rehearsal|
|January xx, 1976 - Jimmy contemplates the release of The Song Remains The Same film but, continues work on the soundtrack|
|January 01, 1976 - In Paris, Robert takes his first unaided steps since his car accident|
|January xx, 1977 - Rehearsals for US tour take place at Manticore Studios in Fulham|
|January 24, 1977 - Bonham and Plant watch The Damned perform at the Roxy in London|
|January xx, 1978 - Media still claims Led Zeppelin have broke up|
|January 21, 1979 - Robert Plant is now proud father to son Logan Romero|
|January xx, 1980 - Zeppelin donate Candy Store Rock to a benefit album to benefit children|
|January 31, 1995 - Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing. |