Robert Plant Fails To Hit High Notes

Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is rearranging its tracks since lead singer Robert Plant is struggling to hit high notes.

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Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is rearranging its tracks since lead singer Robert Plant is struggling to hit high notes.

The band has been rehearsing the songs in lower key as the 59-year old Plant is struggling with his voice, which has become deeper, online edition of the Sun reported.

A source revealed, "He and guitarist Jimmy Page have had a few heated discussions about the upcoming gig. Jimmy is a bit rusty and Robert has been struggling with high notes. To avoid any embarrassing vocal wobbles with the world watching, they decided it would be best to transpose the songs in a lower key."

The band will perform at London's O2 arena Dec 10 for the first time after 19 years.

Credits for the info to Sify.com.

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    White Devil
    well you can tell that came from The Sun, every word is bull! Concert was awesome, plant hit the high notes everytime and they didn't mess with the key. If it was ever in doubt it isn't now!
    Lgndkllr777
    MoshMaster101 wrote: I saw Planty live a year or so ago and his voice sounded just as good as it does on the old Zeppelin records. I think its just been blown out of proportion; as someone's already said it is just a natural occurence that it gets lower. Genesis did the same thing on this year's tour to go with Phil Collins' voice deepening, but no one made a big deal about that.
    I saw Genesis, I didnt even know the songs were transposed to a different key... lol my ears suck though, so thats probably why
    LedFloyd79
    i could give a shit less if he can sing or not, its fantastic to know that at 60 yrs of age they can still kick ass...
    Ledhead82048
    OzZY-RuLE5!!!!! wrote: may sound crazy but their maybe one way to get plant's voice back. vocal lessons. yes vocal lessons. plant has a great voice but that might be one way to get his voice back.
    too late for that, his voice is already destroyed
    metal_666_man
    i think thats still pretty cool that there getting a show going regardless of how his voice sounds
    rojomeansred
    Guitarted8988 I was complaining about how he is never mentioned, I never thought he was rusty.
    Systemofacdc09
    Svennz wrote: FRDesign wrote: thats why Metallica plays in Eb tuning now. Most people cannot tell, unless they have music skills. Waa? Most people can notice, unless they are tone deaf
    Wasn't St. Anger in drop D?
    Rocktune90
    a big kick in the nuts always works Robert eh, but,seriously hope they go through this fine, led zeppelin is one of my favorite bands, and I want to see them Rock at their best one more time.
    slashedaxl103
    Man why are people complaining, we are finally going to see Zep live again! Why cant they come to Aus?
    Imperial
    marcus00 wrote: I'm trying to imagine the opening to Rock N Roll in a lower register... I really hope this doesn't destroy or damage their legacy.
    He sung lower on that song in the 1973 show at Madison Sqyare Garden. Its on the Song Remains The Same DVD.
    Strato87
    still going to be different i mean hes gt a unique voice and thats what im used to...o well at least the're together
    runealbum
    Led Zeppelin haven't played the immigrant song since like 1972 or so, so don't worry about Plant potentially botching that one. I mean really, this is an article pointing out the obvious, anyone who has heard Plant do songs like "since I've been loving you" lately knows that he can't sing his really high notes anymore. Heck, even in the 70s, Plant couldn't sing over the hills and far away after 1972 (before that though, man, he sung it awesome on how the west was won.) That is why Led Zeppelin should stick to easier singing songs in their concert, or at least lower songs, like Whole lotta love, Heartbreaker, Ten Years gone, Thank You, The Rain Song, D'yer Maker, No Quarter, Fool in the Rain (especially), Sick Again, Nobody's Fault but mine (again, especially), ect.
    _jokerman_
    who gives a shit, bob dylan can probably hardly talk anymore an folks pay to go see him. In all seriousness though, when you listen to plant sing really early on, then listen to the songs in the song remains the same, he'd already lost something, all that while ago. but it should be a great concert anyway
    FRDesign
    Systemofacdc09 wrote: Svennz wrote: FRDesign wrote: thats why Metallica plays in Eb tuning now. Most people cannot tell, unless they have music skills. Waa? Most people can notice, unless they are tone deaf Wasn't St. Anger in drop D?
    Who cares about St. Anger. Watch the Live Earth Concert, Metallica is tuned to Eb there, but I bet that almost nobody can tell, unless they are musicians.
    Guitarded8988
    to whoever complained about not mentoning john paul jones: I doubt JPJ is rusty, since I saw him playing live at bonnaroo last summer absolutely ripping it with both the superjam crew and gov't mule. I think he's had a couple side projects and brainchilds to keep him closer to form. I hope they make another DVD
    Nebjy
    Wasnt Robert's signature tone of voice sort of high pitched?
    Jastul
    funny how every time there's an article about LZ having trouble it's always about Plant or Page and John Paul Jones doesn't seem to be having any difficulty whatsoever getting back into the old groove.
    flemflames wrote: To be honest with you guys, I am more worried of "Jimmy is a bit rusty" than Plant!
    me too, he was always a sloppy player live, it's gonna be soooo bad if he's indeed "rusty" anywho, I'm pretty sure that Mr. Plant's gonna be just fine, if anything he just won't be able to do those REALLY high pitch notes from Immigrant Song or stuff like that
    davedoom
    haha, mick jagger sings like a drag queen and paul mccartney just moans in a scouse accent - his latest single is the most laughable piece of "music" ive ever heard
    Pure_Morning
    me too, he was always a sloppy player live, it's gonna be soooo bad if he's indeed "rusty"
    Who cares about sloppiness? As long as the performer and you are both having fun, who cares if there's the odd bum note! It's about the energy!
    Cobalt Blue
    well that was pretty likely to be true. most older singers lose some of their higher notes... god, I'm surprised Ian Gillan can still sing as good as he can... I can't wait to hear about all the screamo singers in ten years having no voice because of improper technique
    _TheWorst
    ----Eh, Bob is still in good singing form, but cmon, he's a senior now. Of course he can't wait like his balls have yet to drop. As for Jimmy, well, I'm pretty sure he'll come through like he always does. The only reason he might ever have been sloppy back in the day was because he was usually stoned out of his mind on various drugs/alcohol. ----And incidentally, how credible is an article that says "a source reveals?" What source? What does this source know? This seems like exceedingly yellow Journalism.
    CullenT
    well what do you expect? they guy is almost 60 and you're expecting him to sing like he's 23? come on. rock stars get old, even ones like robert plant. he is still the best vocalist of classic rock in my book. if i were t osing that high, you wee need to attach jumper cables to my nuts
    schecter_guy
    pretty much every band that has been around as long as they have does this sort of thing. that's why guys like james hetfield and zakk wylde tune their guitars down now when they never used to.
    ynofaee12909121
    Forcemaster wrote: No big deal, a fair few bands do it. Rush did when I saw them, tends not to make a huge difference to the enjoyment of the song.
    Yeah your right. Tom Petty's done it, Ozzy's done it, Van Halen did it. ZZ Top mighta done it I don't remember.
    Dvnc
    metal Lover wrote: It started happening in the 80's during his solo career. He finally hit puberty.
    dammit!
    imnotastoner
    Systemofacdc09 wrote: What does "checked" mean? I never understood that.
    its when the mods check the comments for spam and such. on topic, that really sucks, if it is in fact true. i highly doubt it is though, with a new article about zeppelin every day, im not sure what to believe
    ygokazuki
    hah I bet no one would even notice without having read this thread first like others have pointed out, may bands detune for live performances
    kud666
    j_hunter_hkr wrote: Anyone that has his new album with Alison Krauss will know that he can definitely still sing! Transposing to different keys is pretty common is it to be expected really considering his age! It's still going to be awesome and I wish I had a ticket
    i agree, i got hold of a copy and he can still sing. its all been blown out of proportion once again by our media here in the uk
    punkrockpirate
    Olipticle wrote: All these things posted slandering his voice and unneed. Ok if you didnt like the band thats fine. But for the true zep fans yeah it would be amazing to hear him hit the highs again. But you forget hes still the best front man who ever lived. and i would love to maybe hear some of there older songs done in a lower register that might bring greater ambiance and atmoshpere to the tracks. All in all be greatful you can still see him/them in concert. Zep Forever
    I don't really like that sentiment. Why should we be grateful just to see/hear certain people just because of who they are? If they're past their prime, then no, you shouldn't be grateful just because it's "them". Not that I'm necessarily saying this holds true to Zeppelin, more just a response to the original sentiment. But yeah, not really interested in seeing old Zep. Call me when you invent a time machine.
    mr barnicals
    this is a god thing. having a band that isnt completely tight can be a good thing. besides it's probaably a load of crap.
    metallica2887
    Systemofacdc09 wrote: Svennz wrote: FRDesign wrote: thats why Metallica plays in Eb tuning now. Most people cannot tell, unless they have music skills. Waa? Most people can notice, unless they are tone deaf Wasn't St. Anger in drop D? it really doesnt matter, as it re-enforces the fact that they cant sing that high anymore. D is lower than Eb ;]
    St. Anger is entirely in Drop C. And Load and Reload are in Eb tuning with the exception of Devils Dance witch is in Drop D.
    walidb123
    But it was those huge shrieking high notes which made him so good. ah well, that's what age does to ya.
    Flying Afros
    Firewind Raging wrote: I knew it, there was no way Plant was gonna be able to sing like he used to. Pretty much every guy's voice deepens after they get into their 30's, hence most metal bands tune down later in their careers. I hope the songs don't sound crap now, not that I liked them much to begin with.
    bruce dickinson??
    SL!!!
    soulphonate wrote: They should knock some of the cost off the tickets because they aren't giving the fans what they want. I'll bet it will sound flat.
    Nah, if it's just in a lower key it will sound in tune. Duh. People probably won't even notice, i doubt it will be more than a half step. It'll probably still be awesome.