Robert Plant and Jack White Perform Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” | VIDEO
March 23, 2015
Do you think Jimmy Page is pissed?
As everyone knows, Robert Plant scuttled plans for Led Zeppelin to regroup following the band’s 2007 tribute performance for the late record industry executive Ahmet Ertegun.
So it must have been as big a surprise to Page as it was to the rest of us when Plant showed up during Jack White’s set at the Lollapalooza Argentina festival to perform Led Zeppelin II’s “The Lemon Song.” The former Led Zeppelin front man and the blues-loving guitarist were both on the lineup for this year’s festival, and they clearly made good use of the opportunity during White’s headlining performance this past Saturday, March 21.
As White fans will note, the guitarist has included “The Lemon Song” in his sets previously, including at his headlining spot at Bonnaroo 2014.
Surprisingly, however, this is the first time Plant has sung “The Lemon Song” live since he and Jimmy Page performed together on their 1995 tour. On that stint, the Led Zeppelin cofounders played the song during their stop in Norway.
Plant and White are both on the bill for Lollapalooza Brazil on March 28 and 29, so stay tuned. It’s possible they’ll treat us to another great performance in the near future.
In addition, Plant has expressed an interest in recording at White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. Plant said he like to record “Love Me,” a track recorded in 1958 by rockabilly artist Jerry Lott under the alias “the Phantom.” The singer will be in Tennessee with the Sensational Space Shifters this summer for his Bonnaroo performance, so it’s possible he’ll track it at that time.