Robert Plant Announces New Album

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently announced the release date for his new album.

Robert Plant Announces New Album
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Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently announced the release date for his new album. Taking its name from a blues band that Plant was in before his Dancing Days with Zeppelin, the album is titled Band Of Joy and will be released internationally on September 13, according to Billboard.biz. Plant said that he recorded "24 songs in 15 days" for Band Of Joy, which ended up with 12 tracks. "The enthusiasm and rebirth of everybody involved was phenomenal," he said. "It stretched us all." "Us" likely includes singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, who contributed vocals to the album, and the multi-talented Buddy Miller, who co-produced the release and also plays guitar on it. The album is said to be similar in tone to Plant's 2007 Americana collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. And Plant will take his new Band Of Joy (including Griffin and Miller) on the road this summer for a 12-date July tour that begins in Memphis, TN, and ends in Miami, FL. For more information, visit www.robertplant.com. Robert Plant, Band Of Joy track list: 01. Angel Dance 02. House Of Cards 03. Central Two-O-Nine 04. Silver Rider 05. You Can't Buy my Love 06. I'm Falling In Love Again 07. The Only Sound That Matters 08. Monkey 09. Cindy, I'll Marry You One Day 10. Harms Swift Way 11. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down 12. Even This Shall Pass Away Thanks for the report to Gibson.com.

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    Jyrgen
    fergs41 wrote: no one cares just get back with zeppelin already god damnnnn
    Again, why should he?
    RockUAway
    I could argue this both ways. He could/should get back with zeppelin because everyone wants to see them (including myself, more than anyone) and because who knows how much more time this could be possible. OR He could/should just stay solo and do what makes him happy. I'm betting he has much much much more than enough money for anything he could possibly want and/or need, and once again he would be doing what he wants. He can choose for himself, it's between the members of Led Zep and them alone (not including jason, he isn't a founding member). They're the ones who have to put it all together and take the time to play to do a tour if they so choose, so let them be. With that being said, I would go totally insane if I could see them live... AGHAGHAHGHAGH REUNION!
    kerguitar08
    wahhhhh Zeppelin wahhhhh! Give it a rest. I'm glad that Robert Plant is doing what HE wants to do opposed to what YOU want him to do.
    Galvatron
    I was just joking about the Satan song title guys. I dont need 15 explanations and I am far removed from the age of 13. I personally want no part of a Zeppelin reunion,does no one remember the Page-Plant get together in the 90's? It was like two old windbags butchering Led Zeppelin songs. Jimmy Page was sweating to death after 3 minutes of strumming his guitar. And what about the original tunes they came up with at the time like Most High and that other one? Yikes. No Thanks.
    jean_genie
    Yoorai wrote: Poor old man. He should better realize that his time ended long ago.
    I dunno, David Bowie and Sting both lost the ability to sing the high notes long ago, and yet I think both of them are much better singers now than when they were younger. Raising Sand might not be your cup of tea, but its a fantastic record with great singing.
    Zeppelin Addict
    enough with asking for zep back... theyre done and over with, lets move on.. bringing them back would only taint their incredible history as there is NO WAY they would be able to write and perform the way they did back in the 70s.. the good is gone, time to move on.. each member already has and the rest of you should to.. glad plant is still going strong should be interesting to see where he steers his career after this release
    ljpfahey
    Of course he doesn't want to get back with Led Zep. He's still an active and progressing musician. He's still producing original material and doing it at a godly standard. Imagine you were in a band for however long and it was the most publicly popular part of your career but you split up and went your own separate creative ways to create what you yourself wanted to create. Yet forever, everone bugs you saying they just want you to reunite. Just imagine how frustrating that would make you. In other words, imagine everyone wants you to give up the friends you have now and spend lots of time with the friends you had in primary school, who have grown out of. I'm more excited about his new album than I would be about Led Zep reuniting, and don't get me wrong, I fuhucking love Led Zep.
    Cafas
    The people bitching the loudest about Zeppelin needing to reunite or Plant's solo career weren't even around to appreciate Zeppelin in their prime. Get over it, you missed out, and no amount of reunions or nostalgia trips are going to make up for that. Every member in Zeppelin has earned the right to do whatever they want musically, and all you can really do is accept it or complain and look stupid.
    Dayman
    I'm a huge Zep fan, but if Robert isn't feelin' it then what can you do? I'm just glad he's making good music at all. Appreciated.
    Jyrgen
    StratDune wrote: that being said, he could still do a reunion show/tour with page, JPJ and jason. Maybe even a one-off show like Floyd did. They're old. I shouldnt be saying this but last 2 years saw many legendary musicians pass away. Do it before its too late.
    But they did it already in 2007, didn't they?
    eclipse2411
    Lets face it, zeppelin's last years were just terrible, getting back with zep would be just a money making stunt.
    OldEscape
    StratDune wrote: Yoorai wrote: He should better realize that his time ended long ago. his time ended? his last album was both critically an commercially successful, won a bunch of awards and is considered to be one of the year's best.
    Raising Sand didn't really grab me like it did everyone else, I had just about everyone I knew telling me how damn good it was, & I went into that album with Zero expectations, I liked it but wasn't overly impressed. I'll give this a look when it's released but if it's in the same vein as Raising Sand then it's probably not for me. Killing The Blues reminds me of a Bonnie Raitt song. It's a shame I was born in the 80's and never got to experience a Zep concert, but ya know; c'est la vie. Looking forward to Page's new material & another TCV album.
    maleathe
    A reunion would tarnish the band. Led Zeppelin was a great band in the 60's and 70's, but after Physical Graffiti,most of their material wasn't great. Plant's once powerful vocal range deteriorated to the point where he sounds like Elvis singing through a processor. He sounds much better when he's singing mellow material.
    StratDune
    Yoorai wrote: He should better realize that his time ended long ago.
    his time ended? his last album was both critically an commercially successful, won a bunch of awards and is considered to be one of the year's best. that being said, he could still do a reunion show/tour with page, JPJ and jason. Maybe even a one-off show like Floyd did. They're old. I shouldnt be saying this but last 2 years saw many legendary musicians pass away. Do it before its too late.
    Yoorai
    Poor old man. He should better realize that his time ended long ago.
    Thrash.aholic
    98Timberwolf wrote: Galvatron wrote: Satan your kingdom must come down? I dont like the sounds of that one. Definately a bit... odd.
    lofl
    needtoskate12
    Thrash.aholic wrote: 98Timberwolf wrote: Galvatron wrote: Satan your kingdom must come down? I dont like the sounds of that one. Definately a bit... odd. lofl
    what are you guys? satanists?
    Jyrgen
    Nassarofficial wrote: hahaaha Just get Myles Kennedy to do Led Zepplin like they wanted to do before... Myles Kennedy would do a great job.
    They never wanted to do a Led Zep reunion with someone else. That's what the media made up. Page, JPJ and Bonzo Jr. tried to form a new supergroup with some singer but it didn't work out and won't happen.
    SwamToTheMoon
    Zeppelin was great back in the day and proabably have one of the most consistently good catalogues of music. That being said, Plant's last two CDs were really solid and original. Definitely don't think his voice has worn out as I saw him a few years back when he toured. He did some new and some Zep songs and he could still sing everything great.
    leftinflinflon
    We all grow and move on. Plant is tasting all musical styles. good on him. nothing more pathetic that a 65 year old wanker trying to stud muffin up on 40 year old rock songs.
    Skuzzmo
    the Dustasaurus wrote: [quote]"Tele" Steve : "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" is an old gospel standard. Branch out, people. This site is way to metal-centric sometimes. I agree with this guy...you people need to learn about music before you critique it...there's more out there than metal!!!!!
    Yes very true, there is more out there then metal but I trust that you would also inform the blues or jazz players you come across, who have no idea about the latest offerings from maiden or behemoth. that there's more out there than just blues and Jazz.....
    GibsonManiac57
    Jimmy P: Robert, want to get the old band back together then? Robert P: NO, im going to do this bit with Alison Krauss. (3 years later) Robert P: Jimmy, i'm going to start the old band up again. Jimmy P: Terrific, Zeppelin together again. Robert P: Sorry, i meant the OTHER old band, thanks for the good wishes, goodbye. I'm sure that's not how it went, but its funny..
    amurrica
    And it's not that the song, Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, is anti-Satan that bothers me because I, like many other sane individuals, do not believe in a Satan, it's the fact that A) it's lazy to cover old gospel songs and it's been done FOREVER and B) singing songs with religious undertones at all is just not like the things he used to write nor is it very interesting either. What we need to do is get Plant reading The Lord Of The Rings books again and maybe he'll slip back into his Led Zeppelin mindset and start it up with them again.
    amurrica
    I am willing to say that for my own selfish reasons I would love to see Led Zeppelin reunite. I never got to experience their live show and I want to. Would they be as great as they were? Probably not... But I could care less... Because as I said....I want them to reunite for me and me only
    3dd_bggst_fan
    Funk Monk wrote: Hmmm. He really must not like zep anymore. It's almost a kick in the nuts to page, who keeps trying to get Led Zeppelin back together. Whatever, get someone else to do it.
    i hate it when bands reunite without gettin the original vocalist. it wouldnt be worth it
    SGofawesome
    The other solo albums were crap, this one's gonna be crap, just get back together with Zeppelin. For some reason, people can't settle with Bonzo Jr., deal with it. the show would be just as amazing.
    Jyrgen
    druMMaBoY69 wrote: For the record jimmy was really REALLY high.
    BS. Jimmy quit drugs in the early 80's. If anything he played cleaner & better in the 90's. I enjoy watching videos of that collaboration. Robert did well too. Check this out.
    druMMaBoY69
    Galvatron wrote: I was just joking about the Satan song title guys. I dont need 15 explanations and I am far removed from the age of 13. I personally want no part of a Zeppelin reunion,does no one remember the Page-Plant get together in the 90's? It was like two old windbags butchering Led Zeppelin songs. Jimmy Page was sweating to death after 3 minutes of strumming his guitar. And what about the original tunes they came up with at the time like Most High and that other one? Yikes. No Thanks.
    For the record jimmy was really REALLY high.
    druMMaBoY69
    goddamncanadian wrote: SOMEBODY just get andrew stockdale to take over the zep vocal duties already!
    This!
    druMMaBoY69
    trivum_rulz666 wrote: FearOfTheDuck wrote: ...just get back with Led Zeppelin. couldnt agree more i have all of led zeppelin and his solo records but there needs to be a LZ reunion get jason bohnam on drums the only one who could fill his fathers shoes!
    NO ONE can fit bonzos shoes jasons style is very different from his fathers. The only person i can see drumming for led zep is Dave Grohl.
    WesselCaster
    Mmm... I don't think that bring Zeppelin back together is gonna end well... Those days are over.
    trivum_rulz666
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: ...just get back with Led Zeppelin.
    couldnt agree more i have all of led zeppelin and his solo records but there needs to be a LZ reunion get jason bohnam on drums the only one who could fill his fathers shoes!
    aig91
    LedDaveZeppelin wrote: This comes out on my birthday! *HINT HINT everybody* Jk, Buy me a new car.
    Someone has their expectations a little high. >.>
    slaptasticdave
    Says its in the same vein as raising sand, so I'm hopeful. I love Robert's voice in an acoustic context
    Cflobucket
    I LOL at the people complaining about the name of track 11. Guys, let's not be 13 year olds, you don't HAVE to love Satan in order to like metal or music in general. I just hope that's one of the good songs in the album so it's like a kick to the nuts for all you 13 year olds.
    XtremesWolf
    saw plant live in 87 and it sucks big time, lucky me the first part of the show was Stevie Ray Vaughan
    08don
    k, JPJ is in TCV, Plant wants to do a different style of music, he doesn't HAVE to do rock, and Page is coming out with new material this year, and is playing at that concert in Beijing
    Ledforthehead
    I'm sick of Zeppelin comments. At this point I'd like where everyone is at. If Jimmy Page still wants to make music he can do a solo album. JPJ and Plant are fine doing what they're doing.
    Senada
    Zep is over. Plant can't sing Zep songs anymore. He threw out his voice when he was younger, which is why he won't get back with Zep, and why he's singing with Krause and making a Band of Joy album. Btw...never heard the Band of Joy referred to as "blues" music before.