Robert Plant Rubbishes Radiohead And The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Music legend Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin fame) doesn't take kindly to new music - and isn't scared to make his feelings known.

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Music legend Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin fame) doesn't take kindly to new music - and isn't scared to make his feelings known. The aging rock veteran, 59, was heard rubbishing critically acclaimed rock acts Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - and then demanded to hear Captain Beefheart instead. A source said: He was drinking with a woman and didn't like the choice of tunes playing. Radiohead was on and he started complaining. He said, 'What's this rhyming c**p?' The staff were obviously keen to please him so they changed the music. They put on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who they thought might be more up his street. But he didn't like their stuff either and said it was like a 'nursery rhyme.' He then said he wanted to listen to Captain Beefheart. When Zeppelin reunited at London's O2 arena last year, it won them a whole generation of new fans - but it seems Plant doesn't have much time for modern-day music heroes. The source added to British newspaper The Sun: Radiohead and the Chilis are two of the biggest and best groups in the world. But it seems they don't compare to Beefheart in Plant's mind. Captain Beefheart's best-known album was 1969's Trout Mask Replica, considered a masterpiece by fans. Thanks for the info to Showbizspy.com.

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    koolfoolinapool
    recliner33 wrote: The staff were obviously keen to please him so they changed the music. They put on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who they thought might be more up his street How are the red hot chili peppers more up Robert Plant's street? If I was a member of the staff there, I would have put on some ccr, beatles, rolling stones, deep purple or something along that line just to be safe.
    I would've told him to shut the **** up and listen to what was on or get out. I don't give a damn how legendary or famous he is.
    gooooog
    i have to say i am a massive metallica fan but used to love those two bands and still do. how the f***ing hell can he comment on them when hes doing a sh***Y duet with allison krauss i mean the lead singer of one of the biggest bands ever and hes such a poof lol listen to his crap voice lol
    flyboyC17
    Decembero wrote: Pony_Rocker wrote: why does anyone care about robert plant at all? washed up old man needs to DIE! along with the rest of led zepplin. Led zepplin was probably one of the very first bands to be an absolute pile of sh*t, everything that came out of that band was crap. the music, the comments, the tshirts etc. Led zepplin is a load of crap and the worst band to ever have existed EEEEEMMMMMOOOOO!
    +1000 haha this dude obiously does NOT know anything about music if hes saying that Led Zep is the worst band ever
    MacAoidh
    matalliam wrote: MacAoidh wrote: This is a load of rubbish. The least respected of all English papers reported that someone overheard Plant in a pub calling Radiohead "Rhyming crap". Wtf. Plant has previously praised Radiohead and even called Thom one of the most powerful frontmen he's seen. he's saying otherwise on here so shut the f**k up
    Really, cmon people. A paper with the reputation of the enquirer is saying someone overheard possibly the biggest frontman any band ever in a pub called Radiohead 'Rhyming crap', which as an insult is utter nonsense. Surely, not everyone is as stupid as this dumb **** I'm quoting?
    MacAoidh
    These comments ae atrocious btw. We have idiots calling Zeppelin terrible and idiots calling Radiohead terrible. Personally I think this piece of news and stir it has unbelievably caused is due to all the attention Radiohead have been getting lately. Ps: I could only ever dream of meeting Robert Plant in a pub. Very unlikely...
    The_Rant
    respected musician has a drink or two, musician gets drunk, musician makes drunken remark, the polar opposite to the 'i love everything mediocre' drunken banter, media notices, media blows things way out of proportion, turns into a fueud, everyone stops caring after a while
    Hidde
    MAYNARD Why have they close to a 1/4 billion records then?
    They're well over that by now.
    piff665
    Im not surprised. Most people that are almost senior citizens dont like the rhcp and radiohead anyway. I love the RHCP and Radiohead, but Beefheart is one of my favorites as well.
    misirlou
    i would've thought he'd like radiohead at least...oh well. at least he digs "trout mask replica". "a squid eating dough in a polyethyene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
    SethMegadefan
    So, was Plant just hanging out in a bar or something? And whenever he doesn't like the tunes playing, he can just get them changed on a fancy little whim just like that? Seems like some grade-A rock star prickery to me, Plant getting absolutely anything he asks for; unless I'm taking the incident out of context. But can't he learn to, like, I don't know... sit the hell down in a bar, tolerate whatever music's on, and shut up about it? Granted he was probably drunk, but it sounds like the kissass staff was bending over backwards to attend to his every whim. And also, why is the word "crap" censored out in his quote? "c**p"? Really? Jesus Christ.
    BradKohl
    skateuponsabbat wrote: washed up has been that may be right about the chili peppers new shit but is only coming back to the music scene cause he blew all his Zeppelin money. they were the kings of a past generation welcome to the new world.
    Too bad the so called "new world" is heavily influenced by musicians that have talent... bands like Zeppelin, Cream, and any band with Hendrix. Your so called "new world" in all reality wouldn't exist, so shut your mouth
    dfallon07
    u noe what the shit of it all is? bands like the chili peppers and radiohead probably looked up to plant when starting off....hes had his glory and now he needs to acknowledge that...
    Fireballz 1077
    I think that they're acting stupid. Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead are all great bands.
    That-Funny-Guy
    FaceTomorrow wrote: Lets just blame it on the alcohol. Wasnt Mister Plant the person who thought Stairway to Heaven was rubbish and wouldnt write any decent lyrics to it?
    no...
    mcshane90
    the guy can say whatever he wants, not because he was in led zeppelin but because its his freaking opinion. Just like I can say he was only great in the 70's with zeppelin he he's no where near the musician he used to be . especially compared to rhcps and radiohead.
    HotDogs1
    why is this so surprising?.....he's old of course he doesn't like RHCP or Radiohead. If i was in charge of the music I would have played Tool's cover of "NO Quarter" just to see his drunken reaction and then I'd play John Frusciante's solo stuff and see what he has to say about that
    AlskiOverload
    Meh, hes getting old. My grandparent dont particularly like that music either. I hate how everyone is lumping RHCP and Radiohead with sell out pop artists because of this.
    airliner
    People saying he was a prick for complaining: he was drunk People insulting led zeppelin: They were less commercial than RHCP or Radiohead and sold millions more People insulting Plant: clearly aren't singers People insulting the duet album: havn't listened to it People who like Coldplay: go **** yourselfs
    ErasedCitizen
    airliner wrote: People saying he was a prick for complaining: he was drunk People insulting led zeppelin: They were less commercial than RHCP or Radiohead and sold millions more People insulting Plant: clearly aren't singers People insulting the duet album: havn't listened to it People who like Coldplay: go **** yourselfs
    now, now. why did coldplay get dragged into this? lol
    blechaz
    Cobra Strike wrote: I am losing all respect for RObert Plant. I don't even really like him anymore. THe Red Hot Chili Peppers are great. Maybe he is jealous of them because if he tried to jump around he'de have a heart attack lol. ^ Yeah why coldplay. I liked their sgt peppers outfits lol. Even though I dont like them. And regarding the quote in ^ Led Zeppelin were really good for maybe four years. Everything after Houses of the Holy Sucked. The Chili Peppers were and still are great for the past 25 years, still releasing and coming up with great songs. I like led zeppelin alot, but that is a stupid comment by both airliner and Robert plant
    Go listen to Physical Graffiti, and eat your words. NOW!
    Cobra Strike
    I am losing all respect for RObert Plant. I don't even really like him anymore. THe Red Hot Chili Peppers are great. Maybe he is jealous of them because if he tried to jump around he'de have a heart attack lol. ^ Yeah why coldplay. I liked their sgt peppers outfits lol. Even though I dont like them. And regarding the quote in ^ Led Zeppelin were really good for maybe four years. Everything after Houses of the Holy Sucked. The Chili Peppers were and still are great for the past 25 years, still releasing and coming up with great songs. I like led zeppelin alot, but that is a stupid comment by both airliner and Robert plant
    Dallen_007
    flyboyC17 wrote: Decembero wrote: Pony_Rocker wrote: why does anyone care about robert plant at all? washed up old man needs to DIE! along with the rest of led zepplin. Led zepplin was probably one of the very first bands to be an absolute pile of sh*t, everything that came out of that band was crap. the music, the comments, the tshirts etc. Led zepplin is a load of crap and the worst band to ever have existed EEEEEMMMMMOOOOO! +1000 haha this dude obiously does NOT know anything about music if hes saying that Led Zep is the worst band ever
    It's called opinion and everyone's entitled to it.
    flyboyC17
    it doesnt even say that he was drunk, when you hear the word "drinking" every one assumes it means drunk, for all we know(if this was true) he was havin a few beers and wasnt drunk
    Guitarfreak777
    carrotcrow13 wrote: chili peppers "nursery ryhme" psh. Since when did Plant make anything as good as Zeppelin since then. Yeah. Thats right.
    +14343984728493284
    DaveMN
    That-Funny-Guy wrote: FaceTomorrow wrote: Lets just blame it on the alcohol. Wasnt Mister Plant the person who thought Stairway to Heaven was rubbish and wouldnt write any decent lyrics to it? no...
    lol
    KenMasters
    Ok Captain Beefheart rules, but don't you forget that John Frusciante is a huge fan of him. Has Mr Plant ever heard of Blood Sugar Sex Magic? the greeting song would give him some good memories of the times he used to matter to other people as much as the chilis do now...
    GreekRockr9
    Spoony_Bard wrote: Captain Beefheart record sales skyrocket!
    Haha, wouldn't that be awesome? Have tons of Zeppelin fans throwing out their Radiohead and RCP albums and buying Trout Mask Replica and Bongo Fury because Robert Plant likes to drink.
    HotDogs1
    ...what do you expect? he's OLD of course he doesnt like the chili peppers do you really expect him to start rapping along with the words? i love the chili peppers and zeppelin plant's time was before hip-hop was popular....and radiohead i dont care for much either not that they're bad but i could have sworn he said the frontman for radiohead was really good a while back but i could be mistaking
    tbarrettl
    freedoms_stain wrote: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Plant's opinions suck IMO
    Agreed
    Renka
    “Radiohead and the Chilis are two of the biggest and best groups in the world. But it seems they don’t compare to Beefheart in Plant’s mind.” I love how they have to put the "best groups in the world" bit in there. It would seem opinions are redundant now; just kiss the ass of the famous pop bands out there and you'll be considered awesome.
    hobo467
    They say drunkenness brings out the truth. Good on the man. Still not a Zeppelin fan, though. (*braces for flaming*)
    Black Hole Sun
    MAYNARD wrote: Robert Plant can say every band sucks, b/c he was in Zeppelin.
    Nope, because Led Zeppelin sucks. Why's he so ****ing terrified of rhyming?
    MAYNARD
    Black Hole Sun wrote: MAYNARD wrote: Robert Plant can say every band sucks, b/c he was in Zeppelin. Nope, because Led Zeppelin sucks. Why's he so ****ing terrified of rhyming?
    riiight Why have they close to a 1/4 billion records then?
    Shabalaba
    Thing is that is just his opinion, why is this even newsworthy. He simply said his opinion
    skateuponsabbat
    washed up has been that may be right about the chili peppers new shit but is only coming back to the music scene cause he blew all his Zeppelin money. they were the kings of a past generation welcome to the new world.
    Sylvanus
    You can't blame if he was drunk really, even if he did insult RHCP and Radiohead, although I can't stand Thom's vocals when I'm sober. People made way too big of a deal out of this and should mind their own business.
    kinghate69
    hell i say radiohead sucks all the time, and im sober. big whoop. But that is pretty big talk coming from someone who did a duet with puff daddy for the godzilla movie
    MacAoidh
    This is a load of rubbish. The least respected of all English papers reported that someone overheard Plant in a pub calling Radiohead "Rhyming crap". Wtf. Plant has previously praised Radiohead and even called Thom one of the most powerful frontmen he's seen.
    Jeffray85
    This is sad, they surely took it out of context anyway, he was drunk and those pricks take a little tiny molehill and turn it into a mountain, he's a person just like anybody, out having a good time, and drunkly makes a comment that doesn't even really mean a damn thing after they did take it and blow it out of proportion.