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In my humble opinion, if there’s any rock star on the face of this earth that should write a memoir, it’s Robert Plant. Being the front man for Led Zeppelin, one of rock’s single greatest bands for almost 50 years, he is bound to have some amazing stories. Not only that, but you can bet your life savings that those books would sell like hot cakes.
Unfortunately, Robert Plant has made it very clear that he does not intend to write a memoir, but what’s even more is the rather interesting reason for not wanting to write one. In a recent interview with TeamRock, Robert goes into detail about not wanting to write a memoir. Here is what he had to say.
“Where the f— does this memoir s— come from? Once upon a time we were social deviants, pushed out to the corners of society, quite often body-searched in the street by cops. “I remember walking through Dearborn with John Bonham in 1969, on a Sunday afternoon, when Detroit was in flames, and looking across the cityscape and seeing smoke and things like that, and some people went by in a big Lincoln Continental and they put the window down slowly and spat at us because we were hippies. We were representing a challenge to the order. So, do we want to chum up and cuddle up on the whole idea of going to a publisher and telling stories? I mean, what – who – for? Those stories are locked nicely between my two ever-growing ear holes. So f— it. There’s a lot in there, and that’s where it’s staying.”
So there you have it. Don’t be expecting a Robert Plant memoir anytime soon. Then again, as I always say, you never know what the future may hold. Stranger things have happened in the world of rock & roll!