Check this story out. Is Robert Plant about to rejuvenate his dormant project The Honeydrippers? He just reached out to his followers via social media and referenced the bands one recorded piece of work, 1984’s The Honeydrippers: Volume One EP.
The picture he posted was of him and guitarist Nile Rodgers in a studio with the caption, “Another reunion … Honeydrippers Vol I 1984, Part 2 … .” Nile was part of the projects original five-track EP.
The Honeydrippers first appeared in 1981 following the breakup of Led Zeppelin after drummer John Bonham’s death. Formed with a group of local musicians he had known since his youth, the outfit played ’50s jump blues and rockabilly tun and turned up unadvertised to play gigs in small venues. The project was eventually shelved when released his solo album in 1982 Pictures at Eleven.
Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun had Plant revive the Honeydrippersa a few years later but without Plant’s early choice of musicians. Instead, Plant brought in guitarists Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page and keyboardist Paul Shaffer.
The cover of Phil Phillips’ “Sea of Love” reached No. 3, Plant’s highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100, either as a solo artist or with the mighty Led Zeppelin.
So, is Plant finally making good on his plans for a full-on album from the band, or is it two musicians reconnecting? Watch this space…