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Led Zeppelin may be all but a distant memory, but frontman Robert Plant is still finding brand new ways to surprise and delight! Last night saw the 68 year old rock legend join world renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy onstage at The Royal Albert Hall for a dazzling performance that included a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” and to the audience’s astonishment, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 classic “Kashmir” that marked two major milestones in Robert’s lengthy career: his first performance of “Kashmir” as a solo artist, and his first performance of the song without Jimmy Page at his side.
Nigel Kennedy Talks Robert Plant
“‘Planty’ is a genuine rock legend and a true musical trailblazer. He’s always pushing and challenging himself and immersing himself in music. When we work together it’s a combination of power and creativity.”
Accompanied by a host of Indian musicians backing him, Plant’s performance of “Kashmir” also marked the first time he’s sung the classic since Led Zeppelin’s famed O2 Arena reunion show in 2007, breathing new life into a fan favorite with a brand new orchestral arrangement that can only be described as absolutely stellar. Check it out in the audio below and as always, let us know what you think of Robert’s first ever solo performance of this classic!