Bob Dylan has been touring non-stop since the mid-’80s, which is why his shows are always referred to as part of his “Never Ending Tour”.
So, it came as a surprise to Robert Plant when they were both on the bill last year at a festival in Denmark and Dylan wanted to talk to him about touring.
Plant tells Classic Rock magazine, “I met him where all the buses are parked … and we eyeballed each other and smiled in the darkness. It was pissing with rain, two hooded creatures in a blacked-out car park, and I said to him, ‘Hey, man, you never stop!’ He looked at me, smiled and said, ‘What’s to stop for?’”
Plant went on to say, “I couldn’t ask him about his songs, because as much as I’ve been affected by his work, you can’t talk about it. My work is not anywhere near as profound in what it’s trying to do. At the same time, you can get to know the motive and circumstances behind a particular song, without it being ‘Masters of War.’”
Plant is working on a new album and Dylan will be back pounding the boards in April with 11 shows in Tokyo and three in Osaka.