The recent article of one of the most popular entertainment websites, Grunge, has put forth the shocking confession of Robert Plant, the frontman of the London-based rock band Led Zeppelin, about their iconic song, ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
According to the source, the legendary vocalist, who enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin from the late 1960s to the end of the 1970s, admitted that he strongly hates ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ which is the record often regarded as the most popular rock song of all time.
During an interview he gave to the Los Angeles Times in 1988, Plant said that he’d break out in hives if he had to sing that song in every show. Called the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ as ‘that bloody wedding song,’ Robert Plant unveiled the fact that he refused to play it live since the 1980s.
Moreover, The Oregonian claimed that Plant went so far as to donate $1,000 to a public radio station in Portland in 2002 after he heard the DJ say he would never play the song again if they got enough donations.
‘Stairway to Heaven,’ which was written by Plant and Page for the band’s untitled fourth studio album, was released in late 1971. The song was voted number three in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs, and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been commercially released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mothership’ release, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart.
Here’s what Robert Plant said about ‘Stairway to Heaven’:
“I’d break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show.”
You can see the source here and listen to the song below.