Monday, January 24, 2011

Robert Plant: next Band Of Joy album to include original material

Following their musical adventures and success with the self-titled debut album, Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy will continue to explore each other's skills in a new way: their next record will feature newly-written original tunes.

"We're talking, we have to write songs now,"
Plant told the Pulse Of Radio. "It's all very well celebrating other people's songwriting, and I know there are other artists who have had an entire career; whether it be Elvis (Presley) or (Frank) Sinatra, or a lot of the country artists who never write. But we've got to be heading that way soon."

Plant didn’t elaborate on whether the disc would contain entirely original material, or simply more than the debut. BOJ features “Central Two-O-Nine,” written by Plant and guitarist Buddy Miller, which serves as the lone original in a set that includes versions of songs by Los Lobos, Richard Thompson, Townes Van Zandt and others.

Robert and BOJ are currently on tour across North America; you can check out my review of night one of the two Toronto shows over the weekend here.

Band Band of Joy - Robert Plant

Robert Plant – You Can’t Buy My Love

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – December 18, 2010

See also:

VIDEO: Robert Plant rocks Toronto
New video: Robert Plant “You Can’t Buy My Love”
This Day in Led Zeppelin App now available
Robert Plant announces Spring 2011 U.S. shows
Robert Plant nominated for 2011 BRIT Award