received a royal honor from Prince Charles
at Buckingham Palace on Friday, putting the former Led Zeppelin
front man one notch above his old band mate Jimmy Page
joked he and Page
would not be fighting over rank, even though Plant
's new Commander of the British Empire is a higher honor than Page
's Order of the British Empire.
"If we can remember each other's phone number at this time in life it's a miracle,
" he joked. "We're still good friends, we both enjoy a rather dark sense of humor that comes, I think, from being from rather the wrong side of the tracks for all those wild years.
opted not to take part in a Led Zeppelin
reunion tour last year, choosing instead to concentrate on his collaboration with American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss
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