Robert Plant is known for creating one of the most successful bands in rock history, Led Zeppelin. But, as the 63-year-old’s musical projects have changed over the years, one thing has remained pretty consistent: his long, curly blonde hair.

Speaking with GQ, Plant said, “I just have been very lucky. My mother was a gypsy, and she had a lot of dark blood in her, and her hair was very, very thick – she couldn’t even get a brush through it. So I have been very fortunate.” He added that every time he goes to cut it off, “hairdressers refuse to do it.” For more.