Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Nov 2017, 17:12

Diamond Dog wrote:I know a couple of people who know him personally and they pretty much agree with what you say.

He's a big Wolves fan and regularly turns up to see them play - not in a private box, next door to every day fans.

He's known for living a pretty spartan life (doesn't sleep on a bed, apparently) and has made some very straightforward lifestyle choices.

I like Robert - I think he is a genuinely good guy.


He certainly comes across that way. I also sense that he's very strong minded about his music, kind of like Neil Young. He listens to what his muse tells him and if it tells him to go in a certain direction he does.

He seems to have a strong sense of himself and genuinely doesn't give a fuck what anyone thinks, but has a sense of inner decency and civility. It's a tough balancing act for an artist - selfishness and dedication to their art, yet not burning bridges and not being a dick at the same time.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Nov 2017, 17:13

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A sensible pet if a pregnancy test is required.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby joels344 » 10 Nov 2017, 17:27

He's definitely a friendly acting guy. Peter Gabriel would give him a run in terms of overall kindness, though.

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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Moleskin » 10 Nov 2017, 18:40

sloopjohnc wrote:
Samoan wrote:Lovely girl, she used to keep an indoor pet rabbit.


A sensible pet if a pregnancy test is required.


Don't you need one rabbit per test?
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Nov 2017, 19:06

He seems like a nice guy for being a golden god and all.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Nov 2017, 09:15

The only proviso is that he can be prickly (still) around his inter-personal relationships with Page & Jones and can be positively hostile when Led Zeppelin is mentioned in the opening gambit of an interview re his solo work. He has a point...... Led Zeppelin have now been split up for over three times as long as they were together.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Nov 2017, 09:21

I have met him and he was perfectly pleasant. But then so was Jimmy, to whom I spoke at the same time.

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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Nov 2017, 09:22

I've shaken Jimmy's hand (twice) and nearly died..... :) Yes he's perfectly pleasant too, but not as naturally outgoing as Robert I don't think.
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Postby Matt Harringay » 11 Nov 2017, 09:31

Springsteen, surely?
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Matt Harringay » 11 Nov 2017, 09:32

NMB wrote:
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Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:I heard he wanks off tramps

Without their consent? Oh, his career is over.


Doesn't that just mean that he's even nice to tramps?


Indeed. Doesn't even have to be asked - just gets on with it.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 11 Nov 2017, 11:25

Diamond Dog wrote:He's known for living a pretty spartan life (doesn't sleep on a bed, apparently)


Why will he not sleep on a bed?

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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

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Tactful Cactus wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:He's known for living a pretty spartan life (doesn't sleep on a bed, apparently)


Why will he not sleep on a bed?


No idea!
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Nov 2017, 15:47

Matt Harringay wrote:Springsteen, surely?



Good shout.
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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby Jeemo » 12 Nov 2017, 23:13

Diamond Dog wrote:
Matt Harringay wrote:Springsteen, surely?



Good shout.


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Re: Is Robert Plant the nicest rock star?

Postby pcqgod » 13 Nov 2017, 20:18

You can't fault his taste in music, even if you don't care for what he's recorded in his career.
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