Interview: Robert Plant

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Robert Plant's new album, Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, comes out Sept. 9. (Courtesy the artist)
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With a successful career spanning more than 45 years, Robert Plant isn't just a talented musician; he's a rock legend. Plant returns in 2014 with his 10th solo release, Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar, which you can stream in full.

Live from the BBC Studios in Worcester, England, Plant recently caught up with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille to talk about his new album that releases next Tuesday, Sept. 8 on Nonesuch Records.

The album certainly references Americana music from a particular time — especially "Little Maggie" and "Poor Howard" — but Plant admits he has no appetite for nostalgia. "I don't want music to tranquilize me, I want to be stimulated," he says.

And not for nostalgia's sake, but DeVille and Plant do talk a bit about his 2010 record Band of Joy. Two tracks on the album, "Monkey" and "Silver Rider," were originally written and performed by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker and appear on Low's 2005 album The Great Destroyer. It really is a small world after all.

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