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Rock and Roll legend Robert Plant will be the musical guest on the Feb. 4 edition of the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Plant is currently on the road promoting his 2010 CD, Band of Joy. Recorded in Nashville, Plant titled the album after the name of his first group, which also featured future Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The new CD is also the follow up to Plant's 2007 Grammy-winning album with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand.

Band of Joy is an Americana folk rock album of cover tunes by such artists as Townes Van Zant; Barbara Lynn; and Los Lobos; and one song penned by Plant and his co-producer, Buddy Miller. In fact, Plant's recent music video for the Los Lobos song, Angel Dance, included an appearance by the band's singer/songwriters David Hidalgo and Louie Perez. Folk/pop performer Patty Griffin is part of Plant's current touring group.

Plant has been busy making media appearances on behalf of the album. He and his touring band performed Angel Dance last September on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" program . They returned to the show last month to play another Band of Joy song, You Can't Buy My Love. In November, they were one of the artists featured on an episode of the BBC series "Later with Jools Holland." That same month, the BBC also aired a documentary, "Robert Plant: By Myself," in which he discussed his career up to the Band of Joy CD.

When the current tour finishes, don't expect Plant to be part of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. In an interview published in the Allentown Morning Call, Plant told writer Allen Sculley that the 2007 Zep reunion show couldn't be duplicated.

"That night was a spectacular night," he said. "It was really something special. For me now, I can't see any way of it carrying on. I just don't know how mechanically it could happen. It [a tour] is such a huge deal. And I've seen people do huge deals. I've seen Genesis on tour, U2, people like that, and it becomes a military operation rather than just enjoying the time."

Plant has been performing a few Zeppelin tunes during this tour. Houses of the Holy, Ramble On and Rock and Roll were featured in his European shows last fall.

An interesting bit of scheduling finds teen pop star Justin Bieber reading Letterman's Top Ten list on the program the same night as Plant's musical appearance.

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