David Letterman will have you know that Led Zeppelin is his favorite band named after a kind of dirigible.
The three surviving members of the legendary rock group — Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones – granted a rare interview on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Dressed modestly in tones of navy, black, and brown, the media-shy trio came across as genial if somewhat diffident.
Letterman tactfully kept the conversation to familiar territory, namely, music. Page lit up when he recalled listening to Buddy Guy’s Folk Festival of the Blues with his friend and fellow Yardbird Jeff Beck. He went on to cite blues legends Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters as influences (granted, these artists were important to every band involved in the British blues-rock invasion). Plant joined his bandmate in flexing some music history muscle, highlighting the blues and rockabilly work of Canned Heat, Gene Vincent, and Brian Setzer. Watch a clip below. READ FULL STORY