If "all" Robert Plant ever did was to serve as the lead singer for Led Zeppelin, his place among the greats in rock history would be assured. However, any notions that Plant was merely a pretty-boy frontman following guitarist Jimmy Page's directions during that group's legendary time together -- which a simple look at their songwriting credits prove are rubbish -- have been long dashed by his long, successful and remarkably restless solo career. From 1982's 'PIctures at Eleven' through 2010's 'Band of Joy,' he has consistently explored new styles of music, refusing to repeat any of his numerous critical and commercial successes. In the process, Plant has become the textbook example of how to grow old gracefully -- and stay young of spirit -- in rock and roll.
40 Years Ago: Robert Plant Re-Starts With 'Burning Down One Side'
At one point, the former Led Zeppelin singer seriously pondered whether his musical career was over for good.
The Moment Robert Plant Knew He Wouldn't Have to Quit Music
Singer was able to keep pact with wife after first Led Zeppelin rehearsal.
Robert Plant's 'Impish' Teasing of Alison Krauss Onstage
Led Zeppelin legend admits he leaves her wondering, “Why are you f---ing about like this?”
Robert Plant Told Alison Krauss of Song That 'Embarrassed' Him
She offered Led Zeppelin legend a different perspective on his "too many hobbits" era.
Robert Plant Told Joe Elliott to Stop Warming Up His Voice
Led Zeppelin icon admits he doesn’t do much pre-show preparation.
Robert Plant Has Stack of Unheard Rockabilly Songs
He celebrates "purity and allegiance" of genre fans but recalls the ones who spent nights "taking the piss" out of him.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Announce More US Tour Dates
Five additional shows have been added to current trek.