Robert Plant

  1. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  2. Robert Plant Signs With Nonesuch for New Album

    May 02, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Rock legend Robert Plant has signed a deal with Nonesuch Records ahead of the release of a new album. The label announced that the Led Zeppelin alum's upcoming release, his tenth solo effort, will feature his roots and psychedelic-inspired ba ...

  3. CRS Week: The Gulch Offers 'Knock Your Socks Off' Alternative to Standard Power Meal

    February 18, 2014 11:26 AM EST Those attending the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville (Feb. 19-21) have 12 good reasons to venture beyond the convention center. The Gulch, a former tangle of abandoned rail yards, is close enough to Music Row to make it a cool alternative ...

  4. How Harvey Weinstein, Presidents Obama and Clinton Almost Reunited Led Zeppelin

    July 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT Harvey Weinstein readily admits he's a pit bull, particularly when it comes to philanthropic work. Case in point: When the mogul needed the music industry's biggest names to perform at the 12-12-12 concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy v ...

  5. 2013 Grammy Awards: Indies Continue to Make A Major Impact

    December 21, 2012 11:03 AM EST If Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, Babel (Glassnote Records), takes home the Grammy for album of the year on Feb. 10, it will mark the fifth year in a row an indie act has won the top prize, if you count indies by ownership. The run bega ...

  6. Concord Music Being Shopped to Private-Equity Firms, Not Strategic Suitors

    December 05, 2012 8:27 PM EST Reports that the Concord Music Group is up for sale are true, knowledgeable sources say. But there is one key factor that appears to have been overlooked thus far: management is controlling the company's sale process so far. Consequently, Con ...

  7. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  8. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  9. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  10. Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones Regroup for DVD Press Conference, Not Tour

    September 21, 2012 11:58 AM EDT The surviving members of Led Zeppelin (L-R): John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page appeared at an event launching their new DVD "Celebration Day" and managed to evade all talk of a future reunion. (Photo: Getty Images) The three s ...

  11. Elton John, Pete Townshend, Simon Cowell, Others Call on British Prime Minister, Google to Act Against Music Piracy

    July 25, 2012 7:40 AM EDT Elton John, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend and Simon Cowell were among 11 prominent music figures who signed a letter addressed to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking Google and other search engines, Internet service providers, and online ad ...

  12. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  13. Indie Labels Win 34 Grammys, Says A2IM

    February 14, 2012 7:30 AM EST Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, whose sophomore self-titled album on the Jagjaguwar label, biting one of his two 2012 Grammy awards won for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. (Getty) Led by Bon Iver's two Grammy wins, the American Ass ...

  14. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 12:16 PM EDT While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annu ...

  15. 'Hunger Games': T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman Team Up for Score, Soundtrack

    June 28, 2011 8:26 PM EDT The highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games," based on the first title of Suzanne Collins's bestselling book trilogy, has locked in two giants from the music world to handle score and song production. Veteran producer and 12-time ...

  16. Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook Lead Americana Award Nominations

    May 24, 2011 7:13 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Robert Plant and Buddy Miller teamed up to top the list of nominees for the 2011 Americana Awards with three apiece. Each was nominated Monday for artist of the year along with fellow three-time nominee Elizabeth Cook and teamed ...

  17. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B, folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX, who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  18. Web Trends: 'American Idol' Judges, Kiss, Katy Perry and more

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 2. "American Idol" Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler were announced as the judges for Season 10 of "American Idol" today. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The B ...

  19. Linkin Park And Trey Songz Debut At Nos. 1 & 2 On Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "A Thousand Suns" opening atop the list with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as his "Passion ...

  20. Web Trends: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruno Mars, Robert Plant and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Lynyrd Skynyrd Leonard Skinner, the man rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd named their band after, died in his sleep last night. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 15 Best Songs Performed on 'Glee' YouTube: Toda ...

  21. U.K. Tour Update: Electric Proms, Kylie, Selena Gomez

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Robert Plant has been confirmed as a headline act for the Radio 2 Electric Proms 2010. He will perform with Band of Joy and the London Oriana Choir at the Roundhouse in London on Oct. 29. It will air live on AC network Radio 2 and form part of ...

  22. Web Trends: Marvin Sapp, Rich Cronin, Lady Gaga and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 1. Marvin Sapp The gospel singer lost his wife to colon cancer on Sept. 9. 4. LFO Singer Dies Rich Cronin, the lead singer of '90s boyband LFO died yesterday of cancer complications. (Also trending at #6 as Rich Cro ...

  23. Web Trends: Makeda Marley, Selena Gomez, Robert Plant and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As of 4pm: Google Trends: 13. makeda jahnesta Marley Bob Marley's youngest child Makeda has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana at her US home according to online reports. Bob Marley’s Daughter Pleaded Guilty To Growing Marijuana Digg Music N ...

  24. Robert Plant To Release New Solo Album Sept. 14

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration "Raising Sand" in 2007, Robert Plant will release his forthcoming album, "Band of Joy," Sept. 14 on Rounder Records. Recorded in Nashville, the Americana album was co-pro ...

  25. Robert Plant Premieres New Album In London

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Robert Plant unveiled his new album project "Band of Joy" in London earlier today (June 1). Speaking at a reception in events venue Il Bottaccio, Belgravia, which had been specially decorated as a rundown farm for the occa ...

  26. Concord Group Acquires Rounder Records

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Concord Group, which owns Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige, among others, announced it has acquired Rounder Records. Forty year old Rounder’s roster includes Alison ...

  27. Robert Plant To Play Cancer Research Benefit

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant is coming out in support of Cancer Research U.K. at its fifth annual Sound & Vision charity gig, where the former Led Zeppelin frontman will perform at London's Abbey Road Studios on Feb. 25. Plant's set will feature Ame ...

  28. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine ...

  29. Plant, Krauss Get Post-Grammys Push

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The five-times Grammy-winning partnership between bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is getting another promotional push in the U.K. The duo's set "Raising Sand," released by Decca/Rounder i ...

  30. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  31. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  32. U2, Kid Rock, Plant/Krauss Added To Grammys

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have joined the performance lineup for the 51st Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. They join previously announced performers Kenn ...

  33. Plant, Pine Head U.K. Honors List

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is the latest rocker to be honored by the Queen in her traditional New Year Honors List. Plant, currently enjoying success with his "Raising Sand" collaboration with Alison Krauss, is made a CBE (Commande ...

  34. Has Led Zeppelin Found Its New Singer?

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Who needs Robert Plant? Apparently not the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who are ready to pull the trigger on a tour with a new singer if Plant refuses to join in. Sources tell Billboard the frontman first in line for the gig is Myles K ...

  35. Led Zeppelin To Tour, Record Without Plant?

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The non-singing members of Led Zeppelin apparently aren't waiting around for Robert Plant to sign off on a reunion tour and/or album. In an interview with BBC Radio, bassist John Paul Jones said he and guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason B ...

  36. Plant: No Tour Or Recording With Zeppelin

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant has put the hammer down on rumors he will join Led Zeppelin for a 2009 tour and recording sessions. In a statement on his Web site, Plant says he "has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years ...

  37. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning. The list reflects "a remarkably rich year for British music," ...

  38. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  39. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...

  40. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Lead Bonnaroo Line-Up

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival rolls out its most diverse lineup yet, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket among the acts on the bill for the June 12-15 event in Manchester ...

  41. Astbury: Cult Will Open For Zeppelin In '08

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected the Cult as their opening act. That's according to Cult frontman Ian Astbury, who blabbed the news Saturday (Nov. 17) during a show in Cincinnati. According to ...

  42. Carrie Underwood Takes 'Ride' To No. 1

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood celebrates her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and her second chart-topper on Top Country Albums as her sophomore effort "Carnival Ride" debuts with 527,000 ... The unique pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss yield ...

  43. Jenkins Appointed BMG Publishing Int'l Prez

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the company's international operations. BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the comp ...

  44. Jenkins Appointed BMG Publishing Int'l Pres

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the company's international operations. BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the comp ...

  45. Jenkins Appointed BMG Publishing Int'l Pres

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the company's international operations. BMG Music Publishing stalwart Andrew Jenkins has been elevated from executive VP to president of the comp ...

  46. Robert Plant Ready To Roll

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant and his band the Strange Sensation will kick off a U.S. tour of 22-plus dates this summer. Robert Plant and his band the Strange Sensation will kick off a U.S. tour of 22-plus dates this summer. Beginning June 15 at the Providence (R. ...

  47. Robert Plant Signs Sony/ATV Pub Deal

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant has signed to a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Robert Plant has signed to a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The pact applies to Plant's new album "Mighty Rearranger," due May 2 ...