The Only Robert Plant Song Axl Rose Listed As His Favorite

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Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin rose to fame quickly after the release of their 1969 debut ‘Led Zeppelin.’ After its release, the album became a top-ten record in several countries and spawned classic hits like ‘Dazed And Confused’ and ‘Communication Breakdown.’ Zeppelin became prominent in the scene with their distinctive, guitar-driven sound.

Around twenty years later, when Led Zeppelin was already a legend, Guns N’ Roses emerged on the scene. With their rebellious attire and ability to adapt to different sounds, GN’R also became a popular figure in rock. Just a couple of years before GN’R’s formation, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant released a solo effort, and it became one of Axl Rose‘s favorites.

Which One Of Robert Plant’s Solo Efforts Did Axl Rose Love?

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Following Led Zeppelin’s disbandment after John Bonham’s death, Robert Plant decided to embark on a solo music career. He then released his solo debut ‘Pictures At Eleven’ in 1982 and his second solo album ‘The Principle Of Moments’ in 1983. This album spawned a top-20 hit titled ‘Big Log.’

The first single from ‘The Principle Of Moments,’ ‘Big Log’ peaked at 11 on the UK Singles Chart and saw 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Becoming Plant’s first top-40 solo hit, ‘Big Log’ also ended up being Axl Rose’s favorite Robert Plant song.

Speaking to journalist Steve Harris in a 1987 interview, Axl Rose revealed his thoughts on Robert Plant. He stated that Plant moved on and didn’t compromise his art after Led Zeppelin’s split. Saying it’s normal for a person to change and grow, Rose admitted not listening to Plant that much. However, he added that he had a lot of respect for ‘Big Log.’

During the conversation with Steve Harris, Axl Rose said the following:

“I’m talking about Robert Plant there. He hasn’t compromised his art. He’s moved on; he’s an older guy. He doesn’t agree with some of the things he wrote about before, but, like, you go through life and make changes. Pete Townsend isn’t saying, ‘Hope I die before I get old’ now. You say things one day, and that’s how you feel, and you believe it.

Then, maybe, you grow past that. Robert Plant is like, I don’t listen to a lot of the stuff, but I have a lot of respect for it. I like the song ‘Big Log.’ But I have a lot of respect for it because he’s himself and not compromising.”

You can listen to Robert Plant’s ‘Big Log’ below.