Robert Plant And Alison Krauss On Their Relationship, Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have spoken about their relationship, what inspires them and Led Zeppelin in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.
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When asked how they would describe their relationship. Krauss quipped, “We’re happily incompatible.” Plant replied, “That’s probably right. I do still like you, though,” to which Krauss said, “I still like you too!” Plant elaborated, “We’re not Dale & Grace or Sonny & Cher, but we’ve definitely got something going on. We’ve got two totally different lives running. Alison’s a lot more private than I am. I’m out in the flood. I’ve lived where I’ve always lived.”
Plant went on to reveal that he doesn’t have a routine to look after his voice, “I just go out and sing. I know a guy from a famous band that Alison’s quite friendly with — he’s gonna pour some sugar on me or something — who creates a complete hullabaloo backstage. I was back there one time and he was making such a bloody noise. I said, ‘Why are you doing that?’ He said, ‘I’m warming up.’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t have anything left by the time you get there.'”
Considering how his voice has changed over time, Plant mused, “I know that the full, open-throated falsetto that I was able to concoct in 1968 carried me through until I was tired of it. Then that sort of exaggerated personality of vocal performance morphed and went somewhere else. But as a matter of fact, I was playing in Reykjavík, in Iceland, about three years ago, just before COVID. It was Midsummer Night and there was a festival, and I got my band and I said, ‘OK, let’s do Immigrant Song.’ They’d never done it before. We just hit it, and bang — there it was. I thought, ‘Oh, I didn’t think I could still do that.’
When asked about the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion, Plant was less than enthusiastic, “Going back to the font to get some kind of massive applause — it doesn’t really satisfy my need to be stimulated.”