Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Discusses Why He’d Never Write A Memoir Like The Other Rockstars
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant talked about the reasons why he would not want to work on a memoir like other rock musicians during the recent episode of his ‘Digging Deep, The Robert Plant Podcast.’
As you might know, Robert Plant is working on making a podcast titled ‘Digging Deep, The Robert Plant Podcast’ during which he tells entertaining stories about key moments during his music career and reveals exclusive information about some of his songs. The podcast began its fourth season on May 24, 2021, and Robert Plant shared the fifth episode on July 19. Plant also released a two-disc album to accompany his podcast titled ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ on October 2, 2020, which includes three never-before-seen tracks.
During the recent episode titled ‘Life Begin Again,’ Robert Plant talked about a funny story involving him and Jimmy Page, revealing that when the pair were going to collaborate with some Moroccan musicians for the project ‘No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded,’ they were ditched by the musicians who went to a wedding instead of performing for them in the studio.
In the same episode, Plant also talked about the reason why he does not want to write a memoir like other rockstars who have released their autobiographies. Asked by the podcast’s co-host Mark Everitt if he has ever felt tempted to write a book during the lockdown, Plant responded by asking what one would think of themselves if they believe they should write down the things that ‘happened accidentally.’
Plant then said these things happened and it took a lot of people and a lot of ‘unrepeatable circumstances‘ to make them happen while implying that these instances are relative as their meaning change in accordance with the time, circumstances, and enthusiasm.
He continued saying that the act of writing a memoir is almost like a requiem, stating that he does not believe in all that. The ‘Rock God’ also jokingly stated that he does not want his family to know all the things he has done throughout his career.
Robert Plant said during the podcast that:
“What do we think of ourselves if we think we have to write down what happened accidentally? I mean, these things happened; it took a lot of other people to make them happen – a lot of circumstances that can’t be repeated. Idiomatically, with the personal analysis from the time, from the circumstances, from the enthusiasm.
It is almost like a requiem. I don’t believe in all that. I also don’t want my family to know what I got up to!”
Although he is the lead singer of one of the most legendary rock bands in rock music history and is credited as the creator of the ‘rock god’ archetype, Robert Plant appears to stay away from writing a memoir. As seen during his podcasts, he has numerous funny stories to share, yet does not want to compile them into a book. Unlike Robert Plant, Jimmy Page is known to have released a memoir titled ‘Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page,’ but it remains unclear whether the fans can expect the same from Plant or not.
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