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Published: 2012/12/17

Robert Plant Joins Patty Griffin Onstage in Austin

Robert Plant sat in with his wife and bandmate Patty Griffin at Austin, TX’s Continental Club on Saturday night. As Rolling Stone reports, Griffin introduced Plant as her “driver,” and the Led Zeppelin singer took the stage wearing a chauffeur’s cap.

Plant joined Griffin and her band for “Ohio” and remained onstage for a mix of his solo material, his wife’s originals and Zeppelin classics: “In The Mood,” “Black Country Woman,” “Cold As It Gets,”“What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Tangerine,” “Rich Woman,”“Going To California,” “Angel Dance” and “Black Dog.” He also bantered about the Kennedy Center Honors and their recent European tour. The evening benefited the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians medical assistance program.

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Baron Lane December 17, 2012, 13:52:12

Cool video, but Plant and griffin are not married.

Ramon Vega December 17, 2012, 15:51:13

I believe they are married.

M D December 17, 2012, 19:20:05

I totally agree with Baron Lane, they did not marry, according to this report earlier this year, and they have not made any statements to the contrary since that time. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-plant-patty-griffin-not-married-350315

Patience December 17, 2012, 23:14:14

Seriously, who cares? They did a great thing for charity and they’re clearly together and have been for a long time now. Who posts links to old stories? Come on. Grow up.

MD December 19, 2012, 01:02:29

Just making a point. The only credible statement is from July, 2012. As for your grow up comment, try doing it yourself.

flitcraft December 19, 2012, 02:10:22

In The Mood – Patty Griffin And Her Driver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq0LElRQ9M8

Patience December 19, 2012, 20:18:46

Again, it was for charity and that should be the point. I also love how when even that “credible statement” was reported in at least three different ways, you consider it the only source to go to. They don’t have to tell anyone anything. I say let them live their life and get over it. Nice video, flitcraft

MD December 20, 2012, 14:48:51

It is not ethical nor charitable to engage in irresponsible journalism. Get over it yourself.

Steve December 22, 2012, 00:51:35

Ladies, ladies, lets not fight. There are other rock stars out there. Who cares if this one got hitched?

MD December 22, 2012, 04:29:22

There is no point in discussing the matter any further.

allen December 24, 2012, 19:42:37

Shut up!

Carol December 27, 2012, 16:18:02

Robertplant.com has an article that states they are married – I don’t think it would have been posted on the official website if it is not true.

MD December 27, 2012, 18:14:10

It’s probably mainly for promotional reasons. They don’t discuss their personal lives.

SidR December 27, 2012, 18:31:02

they are not married folks! my friend knows Robert, and apparently he put a shitload of $$$ into her new album, and is currently going along with the publicity to help sales. i cannot elaborate here today, but don’t see this “union” lasting very long.

SidR December 27, 2012, 18:32:14

yes, very nice gesture for a charitable cause.

MD December 27, 2012, 18:53:19

Yes, it is very nice to support worthy charities, especially in these days. Does her new album have a release date yet? I thought that her song “Ohio” went well when she performed it in San Francisco this year at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. He sang with her on that one.

MD December 27, 2012, 19:19:44

“Ohio” featuring Patty Griffin and Robert Plant, 2012, San Francisco, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGGsHFwFW3Q

Nancy January 3, 2013, 14:36:48

@SidR why don’t you think that the union will last long? Patty was at the Kennedy Center Awards with Robert and they have been together for at least a couple of years touring together. If that doesn’t test a relationship, I don’t know what will.

MD January 3, 2013, 16:00:57

Yes, SidR, why would you expect Robert Plant to do anything different, especially when everything seems so perfect?

ATO January 6, 2013, 17:29:23

There is no truth to the statement that Robert Plant put money into the new Patty Griffin album, nor that he is doing anything to promote said album. Please refrain from making false statements in order to perpetuate some pretense of knowledge. The album was finished midway through last year and we are thrilled by the outcome and are working toward an official release date when it will best suit everyone involved.

MD January 7, 2013, 17:20:23

Apparently there may be some truth to his statement. He may have been alluding to his recent release in which she performed. “Robert Plant Releases Two Live Albums” “Two weeks ago, Robert Plant played a concert with his latest backing group, The Sensational Shape Shifters, and if you’re curious to hear them, you can purchase a download of the show on iTunes. The performance was recorded at the HMV Forum in London on July 12 and released as a digital download the following day. The Sensational Shape Shifters features singer/guitarist Patty Griffin,..” http://khitschicago.cbslocal.com/2012/08/01/robert-plant-releases-two-live-albums/

kameera winters January 30, 2013, 15:06:46

Of course he’s not married, whoever made such publication should stop circulating. None of the websites are answered by Robert himself, so they can post anything just for rumor sake. Ladies know better Allison Krauss was and still is a looker and if he didn’t hook up with her for a wife, Griffin is no prize to match his hot looks at 60 something. Wisen up.

gBoes January 30, 2013, 19:07:21

Drifted over from Twang Nation, and reading thru the “comments” posted here I wondered if – somehow – I had landed in YouTube. Gawd.

Lena February 15, 2013, 12:01:03

I agree with Carol. It’s on Plant’s official website and I have never seen anything on that site that doesn’t hold water. I would believe his site long before some Hollywood gossip site. Plant appears to be a righteous man and I feel certain he does not do things or state things for publicity sake alone, unlike so many of today’s wannabees or 5 minute of famers.

MD February 19, 2013, 01:54:51

2:30 PM Friday Feb 8, 2013 “But if he has an increasingly official number of laurels to rest on, Plant prefers to stay moving.
There’s another Band of Joy album on the way this year,
which will again feature the supporting voice of his partner, Texas singer-songwriter Patty Griffin,
whom he was reported to have married.“No I didn’t … I like being a little bit silly.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10863791

BryProctor April 14, 2013, 13:52:59

Unfortunately, I’d have to agree that things might be challenging at times regarding this link. I like both of these artists and would pay to see them both. My friend from school lives across, and a few doors over in TX. There has been lots of yelling from a female his family has heard, In fact they have been concerned at times and wondered what to do given the man it involves. So far they do not care to get involved. Just some tidbits on what I actually know, and that’s about it.

MD April 29, 2013, 03:03:41

They’re gone a lot, so the yelling could have come from just about anybody. lol

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