Friday, August 8, 2014

Led Zeppelin: New Robert Plant biography due this fall

“Robert Plant: The Voice That Sailed The Zeppelin”, a new biography about the music legend, will be published on October 21.

Author Dave Thompson follows the iconic singer through his heights of fame with Led Zeppelin, his second life as a multimillion-selling solo artist, and his more idiosyncratic pursuits.

A wealth of former associates lend their voices and recollections to an account that steps far beyond the tried and tested tales of Zeppelin's life and times.

This all-new biography details Plant's early years as an unknown in Birmingham, England, with fresh depth and insight. It likewise tells the Zeppelin story from new and unexpected angles, focusing on Plant's contributions to the band's success and on the toll/effect of that success on him as a performer and an individual.

After drummer John Bonham died in 1980 and Zeppelin broke up, Plant went solo two years later, in time becoming the only former band member to maintain an unbroken career to this day.

Plant will release his latest solo album, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”, on September 5 in Europe and September 9 in North America.

The project with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, was recorded at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK.

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