Robert Plant with AXS TV’s Dan Rather: Exclusive

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Robert Plant and Dan Rather (Photo: AXS TV; used with permission)

AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather features the legendary newsman sitting down with some of the most celebrated figures from across the entertainment spectrum. The series returns for its Season 6 premiere this Tuesday, March 13, at 9 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Pacific, with as big a classic rock name as there is: Robert Plant.

Best Classic Bands has an exclusive clip from the episode below.

The singer, songwriter and iconic voice of rock deities Led Zeppelin, sat down recently with Rather to talk about his recent album, Carry Fire, and covered a broad range of topics, including the genesis of “Kashmir,” for instance.

Watch the teaser trailer

During the lively discussion, Plant offered that he was deeply inspired and intrigued by some of the genre’s founding figureheads whose influence would lay the groundwork for his own path to superstardom. He recalls, “We didn’t have any real measure of what [our parents] had been dealing with [during the war], so we were just going, ‘Hey, let’s go! What’s happening? Wow, there’s Little Richard!’ Little Richard! This guy banging the piano with a pompadour was driving us mad… And Bill Haley and the Comets, who you’d say would be quite tame by the standards of what followed, were just setting the world on fire. I looked at them and I went, ‘That’s what I want. I want to be like that.’”

Watch Plant in our exclusive clip from the episode airing this Tuesday, March 13

Related: Led Zeppelin’s breakthrough with “Whole Lotta Love”

The upcoming season of The Big Interview with Dan Rather features more all-new episodes with classic rock stars, including Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of The Doors, on March 20; Styx on April 17 and John Mellencamp on April 24.

Rather also interviews singer Eddie Money on March 27. (Money has his own AXS TV series, Real Money, an all-new original reality series capturing his family’s wild life at home and on the road, debuting on Sunday, April 8.)

Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters Carry Fire North American Tour 2018

(Tickets can be purchased here and here.)

JUNE
8 – Atlanta, GA – Venue TBD w/special guest Elle King
10 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! At Richmond Raceway
w/special guest Elle King
12 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion w/special guest Sheryl Crow
13 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium w/special guest Sheryl Crow #
15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage w/special guest Sheryl Crow
17 – Chicago, IL – Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion w/special guest Jon Langford
19 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater w/special guest Seth Lakeman ###
21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre w/special guest Jim James Solo Acoustic
23 – Stateline, NV – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena w/special guest Los Lobos
24 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival
26 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield w/special guest Lucinda Williams
27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Amphitheatre w/special guest Lucinda Williams
29 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver International Jazz Festival
w/special guest Seth Lakeman ##

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