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Robert and Alison to perform at the Grammy’s, New interview reveals reunion thoughts

8 February 2009 2,361 views No Comment

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss have been added to be the list of performers at the 51st annual Grammy Awards which will be held February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event is being screened at 9pm on ITV2 in the UK on February 9th.
In an interview with Ben Jones on Absolute Radio Robert reveled his thoughts on a Led Zeppelin reunion.

Robert said, “The reason that it stopped was because we were incomplete, and we’ve been incomplete now for 28 years. And no matter what you do, you have to really guard the discretion of what you’ve done in the past and make sure that you have all the reasons in the right place to be able to do something with absolute, total conviction.”
He continued: “To visit old ground, it’s a very incredibly delicate thing to do, and the disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now… it’s very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice.”

The full interview can be found at Altsounds.com See also links at Gigwise and NME

Robert and Alison have been confirmed as performers at this years 51st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and telecast on February 8th,at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
It’s the first time Robert has been to the ceremony and recently said “I’m looking forward to being in Los Angeles, but musically — and spiritually — I expect we’ll be somewhere halfway between the Mississippi Delta and the Clinch Mountains.”

Two-time Grammy winner Robert Plant and 21-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss have five nominations in five categories for ‘Raising Sand’ . In addition to ‘Album Of the Year’ and ‘Record Of the Year’ (for “Please Read The Letter”), ‘Raising Sand’ has received nominations for Best Contemporary Americana/Folk Album, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (for “Rich Woman”), and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals (for “Killing The Blues”). The duo won a Grammy last year for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Gone Gone Gone.”

The show will be shown live in America and will be available to view on-line at various sites.
The 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards were held January 30, 2009 in Los Angeles. Among the winners were Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for “Most Creative Tour Package”.

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