I never got to see Led Zeppelin back in the day, but I've been working my way through each surviving member individually. I caught John Paul Jones at South By Southwest a few years back; and Jimmy Page with the Black Crowes. And after tonight, I'll be able to cross Robert Plant off the list when I see him with Alison Krauss, a most unlikely pairing.
I even got to interview Plant last week, in rather amusing
circumstances. At his publicist's behest, I dialed the number of a
hotel in Phoenix and asked for "Mr. Fish."
Next thing I knew, Plant was on the line. He was completely charming,
except on the subject of whether or not his old band would ever do a reunion tour. See the interview in Friday's paper, a package that also includes brief chats with various sidemen plus multiple recaps of other musical odd couples through history.
While I'm at it, click through to see a 2000 interview/review from that Page show in Raleigh.