For When Robert Plant “Kicks the Bucket”: Led Zeppelin’s Secret Death Vault of Free Songs

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin performs onstage circa 1980. (Photo by Lester Cohen) (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images)

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has revealed that he spent lockdown organizing all his unreleased music and has instructed it to be released for free upon his passing.

Though Plant doesn’t necessarily plan on leaving this planet any time soon, he revealed in a recent interview that he has instructed his children to “open [his collection] to the public free of charge” when he inevitably “kicks the bucket.”

“All the adventures that I’ve ever had with music and tours, album releases, projects that didn’t actually get finished or whatever it is — I just put them, itemized them all, and put everything into some semblance of order,” Plant told Matt Everitt on his podcast Digging Deep. ” Just to see how many silly things there were down the line from 1966 to now. It’s a journey.”

Plant even said he was able to round up lots of old memorabilia from his younger days, including a letter from his mom begging him to quit music.

“[I] found a letter from my mum that said: ‘Look, you’ve been a very naughty boy, why don’t you come back, because Sue wants to know where you’ve gone. And also, the accountancy job is still open in Stourport-on-Severn. Why don’t you just come back home and we’ll just pretend all this stuff didn’t happen?’” Plant revealed.

While we certainly don’t wish any harm to Plant, we are certainly morbidly curious what’s in that vault of his.



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