Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who launched their 2022 Raise The Roof tour on June 1st, are featured in a new interview with the LA Times. Following is an excerpt:
LA Times: You’ve both been singing for decades. Talk about how you take care of your voices.
Plant: “I don’t. I just go out and sing. I know a guy from a famous band that Alison’s quite friendly with — he’s gonna pour some sugar on me or something — who creates a complete hullabaloo backstage. I was back there one time and he was making such a bloody noise. I said, ‘Why are you doing that?’ He said, ‘I’m warming up.’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t have anything left by the time you get there.'”
LA Times: A voice changes over time.
Plant: “I know that the full, open-throated falsetto that I was able to concoct in 1968 carried me through until I was tired of it. Then that sort of exaggerated personality of vocal performance morphed and went somewhere else. But as a matter of fact, I was playing in Reykjavík, in Iceland, about three years ago, just before COVID. It was Midsummer Night and there was a festival, and I got my band and I said, ‘OK, let’s do ‘Immigrant Song’.’ They’d never done it before. We just hit it, and bang — there it was. I thought, ‘Oh, I didn’t think I could still do that.'”
LA Times: Plenty of fans would love to hear you do it with Led Zeppelin.
Plant: “Going back to the front to get some kind of massive applause — it doesn’t really satisfy my need to be stimulated.”
Read the complete interview here.