Thursday, November 1, 2012

Robert Plant records new material with Band Of Joy’s Buddy Miller

Band Of Joy guitarist and producer Buddy Miller tells Rolling Stone that Robert Plant visited his home studio in Nashville last year for a casual joint songwriting session that proved fertile, yielding an inspired batch of songs that the pair quickly recorded with BOJ drummer Marco Giovino.

"We didn't mean to, but we sort of wrote a record's worth [of material] and I said, 'While we're doing this, why don't I put up some mics and document it,' because that's better than just trying to remember it or record it on your phone," explains Miller. "And it sounded so good I think we, you know, accidentally made a record."

It's not finished yet, and there's no indication whether Plant will actually release it when it is, so Miller chooses his words carefully.

"I don't know how much [Robert] would want me talkin' about it," he says, though he does allow that the songs they recorded would make for a raw counterpart to Plant's 2010 “Band Of Joy” album. "If the last record might be pastoral, parts of it, [this one's] much more tribal; it's much more urgent and tribal and, dare I say, rockin'!"

Plant is currently in the middle of a South American tour with The Sensational Space Shifters; those dates wrap up in Lima, Peru on November 9.

Prior to hitting the road, Plant was involved in premiere screenings and promotion for the new Led Zeppelin live package, “Celebration Day.”

Due November 19, the set captures the reunited band in concert at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, when they headlined a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

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