Neil Preston If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, you're familiar with…
- Posted on Mar 13th 2013 11:15AM by Jason MacNeil
According to Thebookseller.com the book -- to be issued through HarperCollins -- Q and Kerrang! editor Paul Rees conducted in-depth interviews with Plant as well as those close to the singer for the book. "Robert Plant: A Life" will track from his pre-Led Zeppelin days in the '60s through to his recent solo projects and album with Alison Krauss.
"Robert Plant's stature as one of the greatest frontmen of all time is without question and as fans of his music from Led Zep to present, we have long waited to publish his story," Natalie Jerome of Harper Non-Fiction U.K. said in a statement. "This book is as close to Plant telling his own story in his own words as we've seen or heard to date."
The Plant book comes after fellow Zep member Jimmy Page released a similar book last October with writer Brad Tolinski called "Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page," described as an "oral autobiography" of the legendary guitarist.
No excerpts of Plant's book have been released but it could contain some strange incidents Plant's been involved in over the years, including the 1985 Live Aid performance with Plant, Page and Phil Collins on drums which led Page to call Collins a "disastrous drummer." Or watching David Coverdale essentially embody Plant during the Coverdale/Page project and its lone self-titled 1993 effort.
Details about a rumored 2014 Led Zeppelin tour or future Zeppelin projects probably won't be included.