Robert Plant said that “Kashmir” is one of his favourite Led Zeppelin songs in a clip from his upcoming interview with Dan Rather.
“Well, it was a great achievement,” Plant said when asked if “Kasmir” is his favourite Led Zeppelin song, “to take such a monstrously dramatic musical piece and find a lyric that was ambiguous enough and a delivery which would not over-pumped.”
“It almost was like the antithesis of the music was this kind of lyric and this vocal delivery that was just about enough to get in there, you know.”
Rather asked Plant if “Kashmir” is indeed his personal all-time favourite Led Zeppelin song.
“Well, I mean there was such a variety of songs that I guess I would have to go along,” Plant said. “Today I would have to say yes.”
“Tomorrow maybe something else?” Rather asked.
“Yeah, exactly,” Plant replied.
Plant will be interviewed in an episode of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” on AXS TV at 9pm ET on March 13. The episode is the first of the show’s sixth season.
The show had been scheduled to be aired on February 27, but AXS TV announced on January 18 that it had been delayed to March 13.
You can watch the full clip below:
The press release for the rescheduled show includes a brief summary of the topics that Plant discusses:
“During the intimate discussion, Plant opens up about his childhood in post-WWII Britain and the tragic loss of his five-year-old son; shares his thoughts on Led Zeppelin standards ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Stairway To Heaven’; and explains how he has adapted his trademark vocals throughout the years.”
Another clip from the upcoming episode is included in the start of AXS TV’s 2018 teaser video on YouTube. “If one looked up sex, drugs, and rock and roll … probably a picture of Led Zeppelin,” Rather says in the video. “That’s very kind of you,” Plant replies.
Plant posed for promotional photos to advertise the upcoming show:
Here’s the trailer for the new season of the show:
Here’s the schedule for the upcoming sixth series of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather”:
March 13 – Robert Plant
March 20 – Robby Krieger and John Densmore from The Doors
March 27 – Eddie Money
April 3 – Shania Twain
April 10 – Billy Ray Cyrus
April 17 – STYX
April 24 – John Mellencamp
May 1 – The Oak Ridge Boys