Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Addresses Not Being Recognized By People On The Street
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently reflected on not being recognized by people on the street during the new episode of Digging Deep with Robert Plant. The vocalist mocked the entire situation and said they mistook him for Mario Lanza.
Robert Plant has been currently touring the UK with his band, Saving Grace. They hit the road on April 8 in Bexhill and are scheduled to conclude on May 1 with their appearance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Following that, the singer will again embark on a tour with Alison Krauss, with whom he released his second collaborative album, ‘Raise the Roof,’ on November 19, 2021.
His US and Europe tour with Alison Krauss will start on June 1, 2022, in New York and end on July 20, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. Besides his busy road schedule, Robert Plant has also been active with the fifth season of his podcast series, Digging Deep with Robert Plant. The singer discusses some essential tracks from his catalog in each episode. The series instantly drew great interest with the singer’s unbelievably eclectic taste in music.
During the recent episode of his podcast series, Robert Plant reflected on how he feels when people on the street do not recognize him. The singer humorously explained that he enjoyed it. The rocker also revealed that after his appearance on Desert Island Discs, people now call him Mario Lanza on the street, which doesn’t disturb him. On the contrary, he is happy to bring him to the general public.
Robert Plant speaking on not being recognized by people on the street:
“I think I’ve always got a mask on. Sometimes I bought them from the chemist. I’ve been around a long time. I sadly looked different from how I was when I put my first record when I was 17. I had a mullet hair and all that sort of thing and got away with it in Led Zeppelin for a long time. I just looked like somebody else who was going to an all-nighter.
Now in these late solid days, a lot of people recognize me on the street and say, ‘Hey, Mario Lanza,’ which is great for me because I’m not an Italian Hollywood opera singer, but I brought Mario Lanza to the general public on that Desert Island Discs thing. People don’t say, ‘Hi, Robert’ anymore. It is just that exclamation. Anyway, here we are with cooking on gas, it is a beautiful spring morning, and despite everything, we press on.”
You can listen to the full podcast below.