Mona: ‘Robert Plant said we nailed blues better than Led Zeppelin’

Nick Brown also sees Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan as 'competition'

Mona singer Nick Brown has claimed that Robert Plant admitted his band had nailed the blues sound better than Led Zeppelin.

The frontman met the Zep legend during filming for Later… With jools Holland last year, but rather than being in awe of him he reckons Plant was more impressed with Mona‘s rocking credentials.

Robert Plant told me how much he loved our song ‘Lines In The Sand’,” he told The Sun. “He said Led Zeppelin tried to rip off the great American blues, but they never quite nailed it like we have with that song. What can you say to that? I just mumbled something like, ‘But you’re Robert Plant, dude’ and then I flung my arms around him like a little kid.”

Brown also claimed that he saw Mona as ranking alongside music heavyweights such as Bob Dylan. “Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer – I see them as the competition,” he outlined. “They’ve run the race, now I want to run it faster. I don’t mean any lack of respect. I just have complete conviction in what I do. And in any case those people would be the first to say ‘go for it – outdo us’.”