The Secret Life of Plant

Robert Plant

Robert Plant could have spent Feb. 12 soaking up a whole lotta love. It was the eve of the Grammy Awards and, 25 years after his legendary hard-rock band split up, Led Zeppelin was at last being honored with a statuette for lifetime achievement. Plant's surviving bandmates — guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist–keyboardist John Paul Jones — turned up crisply suited at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. But former frontman Plant didn't show; he was 9,000 km away, getting ready for a tsunami benefit gig in Bristol, England. He sent along a video greeting instead. His snub clearly hurt Page,...

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