But the group that started with such force also ended in flames after 12 years, as Bonham's death from alcohol poisoning in 1980 split the band after nine albums.The remaining members went their separate ways, but Bonham's death hit Plant particularly hard.For more than two decades (Krauss is a music-industry veteran at the ripe old age of 39), Krauss has occupied a strange niche as perhaps the most unknown incredibly successful woman in music.She has 26 Grammies—the all-time high for a woman—yet is likely best known, if at all, for her contributions (along with bandmate Dan Tyminski) to the multi-platinum, chock-full-o-bluegrass soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou.Robert Plant doesn't so much walk into a room as bound in and fill it with both a physical presence and a palpable charisma.A big man - he could easily have been a centre-half in another life - Plant is all laughs and smiles as he arrives in his local watering hole when based in North London away from his home in Ludlow.
and the Ceaseless Roar, on which his vocal cords still seem to be in mint condition.
"I cut the cloth according to my needs," Plant previously told Sound Opinions.
"This, to me, is I think one of the most surprising, exciting and stimulating and also mostly heartfelt periods of my time as a singer." Alison Krauss recently joined Taylor Swift's Squad on the 1989 tour.
It's still possible, even in the most cultured of metropolises, to mention her name among music nerds and draw a blank stare.
Today Krauss insists she's more Nashville mom than Nashville star.