Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently stated that he is “sure” he’ll record another album with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, once again. Their 2007 collaborative album won Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year, Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Albu”, Record Of The Year for “Please Read The Letter”, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Rich Woman”, and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “Killing The Blues,” at the 2009 awards ceremony.
“Oh, I’m sure, yeah. I see Alison a lot and talk to her a lot, and (producer) T Bone (Burnett) too. The reality is that I ran back once before, and (Band of Joy bandmate) Patty (Griffin) had made her American Kid record and was touring with that,” Plant explained in a recent interview. “And I think once you start splintering off and going different ways, and you’re a stranger in a place where people still think there’s a mirror ball rotating around your head, it’s really good to dig in with the reality of the(Sensational) Space Shifters). There’s no greater thing than being on stage when these guys are in full flight.”
The two reunited in 2015 on their Christmas original “The Light Of Christmas Day,” which was featured on the soundtrack album for the movie Love The Coopers. Plant has been discussing a possible reunion for over a decade, since the conclusion of their tour in 2009.
“We walked away from that and took our toys back,” Plant stated. “Dan and I wrote about five songs in two or three days up in Silver Lake. They were pretty good, but they didn’t really lend themselves to a vocal collaboration, so I took them away. And then Alison went back to the fat guys with beards (in reference to her band Union Station) and she made a pretty good record within that genre.”
Plant help performances at the Bourbon and Beyond festival this year and at Secret Solstice, with his band the Sensational Space Drifters.
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