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Below is our complete Robert Plant news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Amidst the news of Metallica's Grammy wins, we failed to report that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss also won five Grammy awards at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Then again, the wins were not in metal categories - they included album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand," record of the year for "Please Read The Letter," pop collaboration with vocals for "Rich Woman," best country collaboration with vocals for "Killing the Blues," and best contemporary folk/Americana album.
"We are thrilled and very grateful to everybody who is excited for us," Krauss said. "I'm bewildered," Plant said. "In the old days we would have called this selling out -- but it's a good way to spend a Sunday."
Krauss and Plant performed both "Rich Woman" and "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" during the show.
Plant and Krauss later confirmed that the will be doing another album together.
Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant has told Rolling Stone Magazine that he plans to hit the road with Alison Krauss in early 2008 to promote the pair's collaborative album, "Raising Sand."
In other Zeppelin news, the band is reportedly rearranging their songs for the big reunion show. Aging front-man Robert Plan has found he can no longer hit his classic high notes. They've been rehearsing in a lower key because his voice is deeper.
According to UK's The Sun, "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 the 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."
Metal rock ‘n' roll outlaws Damage Control, featuring Chris Slade (drums AC/DC), Pete Way (bass UFO), Spike (vocals Quireboys), and Robin George (guitar Robert Plant, Thin Lizzy, Magnum), has been confirmed as "very special guests" to perform at Bloodstock 2007 on Thursday 16 August. Bloodstock will be the band's only UK show this year. Damage Control just released their self-titled debut album on Cargo Records.
The UK’s PREMIER Metal Festival
Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 August 2007
AOL Music has a few relevant full-album streams of this week's releases, most notably Killswitch Engage's "As Daylight Dies." Here are the links:
- Killswitch Engage - 'As Daylight Dies'
- Robert Plant – 'Nine Lives' (Boxed Set)
- P.O.D. - 'Greatest Hits (The Atlantic Years)'
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, AUDIOSLAVE, NINE INCH NAILS, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL and SLIPKNOT are among the nominees for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, set to be broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 8, 2006. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" and "Metal" categories are as follows:
Hard Rock Performance:
AUDIOSLAVE - "Doesn't Remind Me"
NINE INCH NAILS - "The Hand That Feeds"
ROBERT PLANT - "Tin Pan Valley"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Little Sister"
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "B.Y.O.B."
MINISTRY - "The Great Satan"
MUDVAYNE - "Determined"
RAMMSTEIN - "Mein Teil"
SHADOWS FALL - "What Drives the Weak"
SLIPKNOT - "Before I Forget"
Robert Plant is back with a highly-anticipated all new original album, Mighty Rearranger, out May 10th on Sanctuary Records. Mighty Rearranger finds Robert working again with his band, The Strange Sensation, who were so vital to his 2002 critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated Dreamland album. The new album follows Plant's definitive solo retrospective in 2003 Sixty-Six To Timbuktu.
If you can't wait for the May 10 release, you can purchase and download the first single, "Shine It All Around," at the iTunes Music Store.