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
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
The early forecast called for rain, but perhaps the skies have enough sense not to spoil the nicest gift San Franciscans receive each year.
The 11th-annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival got off to a fabulous start Friday and Saturday amid perfect weather and one of the concert’s strongest lineups ever. At any one time, several worthy acts were performing on a stage somewhere in Golden Gate Park. Friday and Saturday’s lineups yielded a wealth of riches. Read More
It’s interesting to note that bluegrass bastion Alison Krauss has, to date, won a career total of 26 impressive Grammys — more than any other female artist. Her recent collaboration with Robert Plant, “Raising Sand,” in itself earned a whopping six. Read More