He preferred R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü to the pop metal bands of the late ’80s.
And he turned the deal down in rather dramatic style.
On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. In this installment, Robert Plant explains how he and Jimmy Page wrote Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
This mix, officially called “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano),” almost sounds like a different song without its signature piano. Or, at least a much sadder one.
Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters do today what Plant did with Led Zeppelin in the ’60s and ’70s: combine different forms of music in powerful new ways.
In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.
Of course, Stonehenge makes an appearance.
Robert Plant has worked with one of the greatest guitar gods of all time in Jimmy Page as part of Led Zeppelin.
lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar will hit stores Sept. 9, and the full record is now available to stream ahead of its release via NPR’s First Listen.
Robert Plant and co. are going on a tour to support his new album, out next month.