Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is the latest celeb to file a restraining order against a nutty fan. TMZ reports that a woman who claims to have been in a relationship with the dude for more than three years has not taken the news that he’s dating singer Patty Griffin very well. Read More
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has made some cryptic comments about a possible band reunion (though still not as cryptic as, “If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now/It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.”)
Fox News reports that Plant told an Australian station that it was the other two living original members who were dragging their feet. Read More
As the local heroes in Metallica shred ever so gracefully into middle age and continued sobriety, it seems they want to keep on trying new things … like acting.
Lars Ulrich talked about the 3-D “Through the Never” to Spin magazine. Read More
Jake Bugg is undoubtedly one of 2013’s most promising new artists. His self-titled overseas debut hit No. 1 in his native Britain upon its October release. In the past two years, he played a BBC-sponsored stage at Glastonbury, toured with Noel Gallagher, opened for a reunited Stone Roses and hung out with personal heroes like Jimmy Page. Believe it or not, he is just 18, which makes his anachronistic folk-punk approach even more inexplicable. Read More
Jimmie Dale Gilmore gave Saturday’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass audience a little insight into how “hardly” came to be part of the festival’s name.
Festival benefactor Warren Hellman was trying to accommodate Gilmore, a Texas singer-songwriter lacking formal bluegrass credentials. So he renamed his “Strictly Bluegrass” festival and opened the door to a broader range of acts. Read More
When legendary rock outfit Led Zeppelin reformed three years ago to play a tribute concert to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, there was only one choice to replace their late drummer John Bonham — Jason Bonham, the man’s percussionist son.
How did it feel, backing the original lineup of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones?
Junior takes a deep breath before answering: “Take the greatest day of your life, then times it by a million,” he says. Read More