Robert Plant recalled a recent meeting with Bob Dylan. The Led Zeppelin frontman told Classic Rock magazine, “I recently did a gig in Roskilde, Denmark, and Bob Dylan wanted to talk to me about touring. So I met him where all the buses are parked, at this big festival, and we eyeballed each other and smiled in the darkness. It was pissing with rain, two hooded creatures in a blacked-out car park, and I said to him: 'Hey, man, you never stop!' He looked at me, smiled and said: 'What’s to stop for?' But I couldn’t ask him about his songs, because as much as I’ve been affected by his work you can’t talk about it. My work is not anywhere near as profound in what it’s trying to do. At the same time, you can get to know the motive and circumstances behind a particular song, without it being 'Masters Of War.'”
Coming on February 20th is Plant's new Digging Deep box set. The limited edition vinyl collection features 16 solo hits and B-sides on seven-inch singles. The eight-disc set is released in connection with the second season of Plant's podcast, Digging Deep with Robert Plant.
Plant was asked about whether the podcast might start featuring some unreleased material: “I’ve also got forty-plus tracks that I’ve never put out. I’ve got stuff that I did in New Orleans with the Li'l Band O’ Gold and Allen Toussaint. I’ve done so many things. I’ve got a whole album, Band Of Joy II, that I did with Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin. I’ve got stuff everywhere. So it might be a good way to gather some pretty powerful stuff and just eke it out there. I’ve just been tidying up my little studio here, to do some rehearsing later in the week, and found some stuff with the Space Shifters that we did at Rockfield two years ago. So it’s not just about stuff that came out through the normal channels.”