Rolling Stone reports that former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant has been recording with Band of Joy’s Buddy Miller and may have an album out next year.
Miller tells the magazine that Plant joined him at his home studio in Nashville last year and the two recorded a batch of songs with Band of Joy drummer Marco Giovino.
“We didn’t mean to, but we sort of wrote a record’s worth [of material] and I said, ‘While we’re doing this, why don’t I put up some mics and document it,’ because that’s better than just trying to remember it or record it on your phone,” Miller said. “And it sounded so good I think we, you know, accidentally made a record.”
There’s still some fine-tuning to be done before the record is complete and it likely won’t be released until next year, but Miller says it complements Plant’s 2010 album, Band of Joy. “If the last record might be pastoral, parts of it, [this one’s] much more tribal; it’s much more urgent and tribal and, dare I say, rockin’!”
Plant is currently on tour in South America.