Robert Plant to chat and perform on “The Late Late Show” tonight

Credit: Mads PerchRobert Plant will wrap up his North American tour in support of his latest solo album, Carry Fire, with a show this Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Before that, however, the Led Zeppelin frontman will be making a guest appearance on this evening’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Plant will chat with host James Corden and also will perform with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters. We can only hope Corden can corral the rock legend into taking part in a Zeppelin-themed “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

Meanwhile, Plant, who has made no bones about his lack of interest in performing and recording again with his Led Zeppelin band mates, discussed how much he’s been enjoying working with The Sensational Space Shifters in a recent interview with the Phoenix New Times.

“Truly, I’m on a beautiful learning curve that I haven’t finished yet,” he says of the collaboration.

Plant also talked about Led Zeppelin’s plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary later this year.

“It’s all up in the air,” the 69-year-old rock legend reported. “I’m looking forward to seeing the guys again soon one day…And not a stone will be unturned.”

In addition, Plant confessed to the newspaper that he occasionally faked illness while touring with Zeppelin so he could return to the U.K. to watch his favorite soccer team play.

“Leaving England when my team is doing amazingly well…in all my years of watching this bloody football [soccer]team, I’m thinking ‘why am I on tour now?!'” Plant recalls with a laugh. “There were a few times with Led Zeppelin where I mysteriously got a bad throat a few hours before the match, and was able to return to watch them play…and miraculously repair by the next day!”

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