Robert Plant to Headline 2015 BottleRock Festival
Robert Plant will appear on at least one U.S. concert stage in 2015.
The ex-Led Zeppelin frontman, currently working behind his recent 'lullaby ... and the Ceaseless Roar' solo LP, has agreed to serve as one of the headliners for this year's BottleRock Festival, scheduled to be held in Napa, Calif., between May 29-31.
ABC News Radio reports that Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, will be part of an eclectic festival lineup that also includes No Doubt, Imagine Dragons, Los Lobos, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Scott Weiland, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People and Cage the Elephant. The report also notes that this year's BottleRock will include an appearance from Napa Crossroads Live, a band featuring former members of Ambrosia, Survivor, Kansas and Chicago.
For more information about this year's BottleRock, watch the video announcement above or visit the festival website, where ticket packages are already on sale.
In other Plant news, 1985 marks the 30th anniversary of his 'Shaken 'n' Stirred' solo LP -- the third full-length record in a phase of his career that he recently credited Phil Collins with helping get started. Looking back on his early years as a solo artist during an interview with the Pulse of Radio, Plant reflected on how "hysterical" it seems in retrospect that he attempted to start over as a new(ish) artist after the end of Led Zeppelin, and offered thanks to Collins for sitting in on his first two albums.
"A drummer contacted me and said, 'I love [John] Bonham so much. I wanna sit behind you when you sing,'" Plant recalled. "It was Phil Collins. His career was just kicking in, and he was the most spirited and positive and really encouraging force, because you can't imagine what it was like, me trying to carve my own way after all that."
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