During the recent interview with Music Radar, Robert Plant’s longtime bassist Billy Fuller remembered his first audition for Robert Plant’s band.
Here’s the story:
“We were playing a pub in Bristol called The Louisiana and Geoff Barrow, who I didn’t know at the time, was in the audience. He liked how I played and asked if I was up for an audition the next day. I asked who it was for, and he said, ‘Robert Plant’s band are looking for a bass player.’
I said, ‘Well yeah, I’ll give it a go!’ I had to get all my gear in my mate’s work van as I didn’t have transport, and headed off to a studio near Bath. At first it was just the band, but then Robert Plant walked in, saying ‘Hi, I’m Robert.’
I thought the chances of getting the job were slim, but at least for the rest of my life I could tell my mates that I played with Robert Plant all day – and what a trip that day was. They threw about 20 songs at me, and at the end of that day I got the gig.
I was already a fan of Led Zeppelin; I thought they were amazing. At the time they sounded like nothing else I’d heard. Even now, I’m genuinely moved by how much emotion they put into their recordings.”
Billy Fuller playing bass guitar for Robert Plant and his bands (Strange Sensation and the Sensational Space Shifters) since 2003.
Click here to entire interview.