ROBERT PLANT SAYS LED ZEPPELIN’S CADILLAC AD IS OK BY HIM:
Led Zeppelin raised eyebrows last fall by licensing “Rock And Roll” to Cadillac for a TV commercial campaign for a reportedly “ridiculous” amount of money. It marked the first time that the group entered the ad game and prompted the usual cries of “sellout” from fans.
However, former Zep frontman Robert Plant tells LAUNCH that he finds nothing wrong with using the 31-year-old song in this manner. “I think that’s appropriate,” he says. “I don’t know how people view it, but as far as a young generation goes, if you hear that music in as many possible places as you can outside of the normal home for it, then it can only be a good thing.”
Plant releases Dreamland, his first solo album in nine years, on Tuesday (July 16). He appears on VH1’s Storytellers program at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday (July 14) and kicks off a North American tour on July 20 at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, before hooking up with the Who on July 26 at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, for a month of opening dates.
Gary Graff courtesy of Launch