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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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February 07, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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