Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant pays tribute to former band on new solo album

'Band Of Joy' is named after an old group of his and John Bonham's

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant pays tribute to former band on new solo album
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has announced plans to release a new solo album.

'Band Of Joy', which follows his Grammy Award-winning 2007 LP 'Raising Sand' with Alison Krauss, features a series of covers and was recorded in Nashville with veteran guitarist Buddy Miller.

Band Of Joy is the name of a band he was once in with deceased Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham in the '60s. Plant is also using it as the name for his current touring band.

"Buddy's integral to this album, you can hear his taste all over the instrumentation," Plant explained. "Buddy's zone is beautiful, with a lot of reflections going back into mid-'50s rockabilly, the singing fishermen and all the great country stuff, along with the soul and R&B from Memphis."

Opening with a cover of Los Lobos's 'Angel Dance', the album also features Low's 'Silver Rider' and 'Monkey' and The Kelly Brothers' sixties soul classic 'Falling In Love Again'.

'Band Of Joy' is released on September 13.

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