Singer Robert Plant, whose former band Led Zeppelin is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award this weekend in L.A., also has a new solo album coming out.
Mighty Rearranger, due May 3 on Sanctuary Records, consists of 12 originals that are said to "evoke the spirit and intensity Led Zeppelin landmarks," according to USA Today, which got an early listen.
"We've made a very powerful record," Plant told the newspaper.
It's Plant's first collection since 2002's Dreamland, which consisted of lesser known covers.
Meanwhile, Plant and his band the Strange Sensation are booking spring/summer dates in the U.S. and Plant will be the keynote speaker March 17 at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
Curiously, Plant is the only Led Zeppelin member not yet confirmed to be attending Grammy festivities according to Grammy publicists. So far, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and members of John Bonham's family are on the confirmed list.
The more articles I read about his new CD the more excited I get, i just can't wait to hear it for myself!! Wonder why Robert isn't making it to the awards...Page and Jones are, maybe he's busy getting ready for his mini tour :) Please Robert come this way!!