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Robert Plant Honored by Queen

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Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant received one of Britain's topmost honors today in a ceremony that also included jazz saxaphonist Courtenay Pine and fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett being inducted into the Order of the British Empire.

Plant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II's traditional New Years' Honors List in acknowledment of the musician's contributions to the music and entertainment industry.

The Order of the British Empire is a UK honours system that's been around for centuries to reward people for merit, service and bravery. Plant's ranking of CBE is just one step below knighthood.

Former bandmate, guitarist Jimmy Page, was appointed the similar but lower-ranking Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005. That same year, the band as a whole was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

More details about Plant's latest achievement can be found at his official home on the web.

Source: BBC News

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1. godlike writes:

Gee... something else to make his head swell a little more..?

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

godlike: Wouldn't it be something if Jimmy was knighted before Robert though? I'm not exactly clear how all that works but I believe that OBE's and CBE's are sort of a a precursor/prerequistite to being knighted. Maybe Oz knows for sure. Anyway, Jimmy deserves it and it would be an "in your face".

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# Dec 31, 2008 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

la ti fukin da about this news!!!

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. godlike writes:

Bg1 - I agree, I think that would just chap Plants arse something fierce.. LOL
And yes, Jimmy is deserving of that.... hell, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Clapton all have been knighted... if I recall..?? Why not Page.. and Jones too for that matter..??

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

godlike: Agreed. When I first saw this thread I thought Queen (Brian May and co.) was honoring him and thought to myself how fvcked up it would be if Plant decided to hop in with those blokes instead of his old mates from the mighty Zep. I was actually relieved to see that it was Queen Liz II.

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# Dec 31, 2008 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. j writes:

So...do you think he'd go back to Zeppelin if she asked him to?

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

naw j, he is to stuck up allison kraus's a$$ to want to get back with zep.!!!!

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

J: See branded's response. lol.

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. bbristowe writes:

That's it we will trick the queen into making him do it.

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

nee dont think he want to go back to led
its than the same as asking axel to join a band with slash
wel let plant be were he is right now he seems to be happy there

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 6:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That_One_Guy writes:

I'd love it if Page got knighted before Plant did. :-)

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wilco: You are drunker than I am...

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. That_One_Guy writes:

Blindgreed -- I don't think English is Wilco's first language.

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

TOG: Did I mention that Jsin is a queen?

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. That_One_Guy writes:

I think you've mentioned it in 3 or 12 threads, lol.

# Jan 1, 2009 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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