IT’S KINDA SAD TO read this headline. (Led Zeppelin To Tour, Record Without Plant?)
I just happen to have read recently the “official” bio of the band from the “Complete Studio Recordings” boxed set. Almost the first thing said about the history of the band is that Jimmy Page heard Plant sing and wondered why the kid was obscure — not already famous.
I can understand Plant’s desire to nurture his solo career. He’s doing pretty well. I can also understand the band’s desire to continue to work as a unit.
But… Isn’t it a bit of a sacrilege to replace Robert Plant with another singer?