March 22, 2015.
At Lollapalooza, Argentina, Jack White (The White Stripes) and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) spontaneously joined on stage to perform Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song," (LZ II) which has original roots in Howlin' Wolf's "Killin Floor." Jack White covered the song on his Lazaretto tour at Bonaroo last year. Robert Plant told a Facebook Q&A that he would be happy to collaborate with Jack White and liked his "buccaneer spirit."
This year, the two iconic performers were in the same line-up in Argentina, and Plant joined White on stage during White's guitar solo, which bridged the full song. According to the Facebook Q&A, Plant said of working with White, that he'd be "happy to make a single with him." Reports say Plant already chose the song he wanted to record with the "Lazaretto" musician: the 1958 single "Love Me," originally recorded by The Phantom.
In addition to the White Stripes, Jack White is known among music fans as being an innovator in guitar sound creation, music production, and his own label. (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather, Third Man Records). Jack White has countless collaborations, including Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and The Edge (U2), showing extensive knowledge of original blues in the documentary film, "It Might Get Loud."
Robert Plant is a rock god as one of the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin. Plant's solo work has spanned decades with The Honeydrippers, The Strange Sensation, The Band of Joy, and currently The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as collaborations with Jimmy Page and Allison Krauss among other works.
Fans are looking forward to both of the talented men to head Lollapalooza again in Brazil next weekend. We will see what more awaits, "over the hills and far away."
(According to Rolling Stone and Setlist.fm, this was the first time Plant has performed "The Lemon Song" live since he and Jimmy Page played it in Norway in 1995.)
Many thanks to Paul G. for this news alert, first read on the Huffington Post.
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