Robert Plant joined renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy on stage Tuesday night (March 14) at London's Royal Albert Hall to perform two songs: a cover of "Hey Joe", made famous by THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, and LED ZEPPELIN's 1975 classic "Kashmir". This marked the first time Plant sang "Kashmir" live since LED ZEPPELIN's historic O2 Arena reunion show in December 2007 and his first full performance of the seminal track without ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page.
A 38-second video clip of the "Kashmir" rendition can be seen below. Also available are audio recordings of both songs.
Kennedy said of the ZEPPELIN singer: "Planty is a genuine rock legend and a true musical trailblazer. He's always pushing and challenging himself and immersing himself in music. When we work together it's a combination of power and creativity."
The "Nigel Kennedy And Friends: Gala Celebration" was part of the inaugural Love Classical festival at the world-famous London venue where Plant made memorable appearances with LED ZEPPELIN in 1969 and 1970. He later returned as a solo headliner.
Plant first worked with Kennedy on his album "Fate Of Nations" in 1993.
The singer has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based "Americana" field.