Robert Plant 'Ready To Write New Material'

Robert Plant has spent the past five years of his career covering a number of gospel, blues and country standards from the great American songbook.

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Robert Plant has spent the past five years of his career covering a number of gospel, blues and country standards from the great American songbook. Now, for the first time since 2005's Mighty Rearranger album, the former Led Zeppelin front man says that he is ready to start writing new original material. What's more, he'll be doing it with his latest incarnation of The Band Of Joy. In an interview with Pulse of the Radio, Plant expressed his desire to write some new tracks: "It's all very well celebrating other people's song writing, and I know there are other artists who have had an entire career [playing covers] whether it be Elvis or Sinatra, or a lot of the country artists who never write. But we've got to be heading that way soon." The current version of the Band of Joy is related to Plant's pre-Zeppelin group with drummer John Bonham in name only. The group's current line up includes Patty Griffin, Byron House, Marco Giovino and co-producer Buddy Miller. Their 2010 self titled album was released in September of that year and debuted at #5 on the Billboard album charts. The news that Robert Plant will be collaborating once again with the Band of Joy will come as a disappointment to those fans hoping for the singer to reunite, either with Led Zeppelin, or with country singer Alison Krauss. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Plant recently described the prospect of working again with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones as a pain in the pisser. While the front man attempted recording a follow-up album to his critically acclaimed 2007 duet with Krauss Raising Sand, he has indicated in interview that these sessions were ultimately unsuccessful.

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    slaptasticdave
    I'm sure this new Plant material would be way better than a reunion of a band without all their original members and hasn't released an album in 30 years
    kurtshapedbox
    slaptasticdave wrote: I'm sure this new Plant material would be way better than a reunion of a band without all their original members and hasn't released an album in 30 years
    R0ck3rd4z
    slaptasticdave wrote: I'm sure this new Plant material would be way better than a reunion of a band without all their original members and hasn't released an album in 30 years
    blasphemy!
    Hungry_Hameds
    Zeppelin have done the right thing by just playing the single show. Why taint the legacy? The second they release a new album or tour again all the people who wanted it to happen will do is moan that Jason's half the drummer his dad was, and that Plant isnt the singer he used to be which are both true. I rate Bonzo as the very best. They cant win by reuniting this late in their careers, Plants still an amazing singer by most standards, but not his own when he was younger. I think the best move for him would be to link up with the strange sensation again, the mighty rearranger album was his best since Presence.
    Guppygod0018
    itsjustsimon wrote: Why would ever go from Zeppelin to country?? What the f*ck was going through his head?!
    Believe it or not, peoples taste in music changes. I love Led Zeppelin and would give anything to see them live, however it isn't Zeppelin if on of the members doesn't enjoy playing anymore.
    bmxsulli
    Omnisyn wrote: Honestly Plant, just play a damn zeppelin show you pisser.
    haha yup
    JAHellraiser
    Omnisyn wrote: Honestly Plant, just play a damn zeppelin show you pisser.
    he's 'playing hard to get' Honestly I hope they find a great younger singer and just say **** it and play some shows, maybe record some albums (Not as Led Zeppelin obviously)
    itsjustsimon
    Why would ever go from Zeppelin to country?? What the f*ck was going through his head?!