Robert Plant recently discussed late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on his Digging Deep podcast.
“I’ve dreamt that I’ve been back with old friends, quite a lot, like John Bonham, like my father, my son [Karac] who left when he was five. And they’ve been magnificent moments of great relief.
“The reason we’re here now is we [Robert and host Matt Everitt] both like what we do, and there’s a certain toll and a price that goes with it. At the same time, it’s way better than accountancy or whatever it might have ended up as.
“But it does create some sort of energy in me that I’ve had to maneuver into another part of my being – subjugate it, stick it in a corner. Because I was always on the go, always planning the next thing.
“So it seems that when I’m asleep sometimes, I’ve been in a really great place… and I’ve gone somewhere, and now I’ve got to get back to wherever it was, and I’m making my way back through these amazing landscapes.
“I was really lucky because my next-door neighbor, who lives 100 feet from me – who played with me and Bonzo [John Bonham] in the 1960s – he’s there. We’re part of a pod.
“And the farmer who was born in my place, whose family owned my place, he’s over the road and we’ve turned into the greatest pals – the card schools that go on forever!”