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Rock's Best Tresses

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Rock and roll is as much about image as it is about music, and great hair can go a long way when proving one’s worthiness as a rock icon. These five male musicians get our vote for the best hair in rock n’ roll. Best Curl: Robert Plant

Give us the Robert Plant of 1972 or the Robert Plant of today, either way, we’ll happily run our fingers through the singer’s trademark golden locks. Somehow, Plant’s hair looks as good today as it did forty years ago. He must use a whole lotta high quality conditioner. Best Chin-Length: Gavin Rossdale

When Rossdale arrived on the scene as Bush’s frontman in 1994, fans instantly went wild for the band’s Brit-influenced grunge-rock sound and Rossdale’s charming good looks, which were accented by a chin-length cut that was always dyed varying shades of blonde, brown and deep red. It’s no wonder fellow hair chameleon Gwen Stefani fell in love with him. Best Longevity: Slash

The hair of guitar demi-god Slash is as iconic as the signature top hat that he puts on top of it. In the last 25 years, the lineup of Guns N’ Roses has changed far more often than Slash’s quintessential shoulder length jet-black curls. Maybe they help keep him warm in the cold November rain. Best Color: Jon Bon Jovi

Although we’ll always adore the Aquanetted, highlighted, big-haired Bon Jovi of the eighties and early nineties, the more subtly coiffed JBJ of the aughts serves us just fine too. We admire that through Bon Jovi’s marathon performances, Jon’s golden mane always maintained that perfectly flat-ironed look. Something tells us that Aquanet still may be part of the equation. Best Facial Hair: Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is rock’s regular dude. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, he’s never been one to make tawdry headlines, and he sports the kind of every-man goatee often spotted at small town bars and biker rallies. We love the color and the shape of it.

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Robert Plant Talks Zeppelin Reunion With Rolling Stone

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This month’s upcoming Rolling Stone has a quick interview with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, covering many of the recent activities he’s been up to, as well as his thoughts on a reunion with his beloved band. Seemingly, it’s not happening any time soon… Plant recently told the magazine, that not only does he not have intentions for playing with his band any time soon, but he’s more worried about getting old. When noting the band’s 2007 reunion show at the O2 Arena in the UK he shared,
“It was an amazing evening. The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture. But I’ve gone so far somewhere else that I almost can’t relate to it ... It’s a bit of a pain in the ass to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle – soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street.”
In the meantime, Plant has been doing a number of other projects, including attempting to record the follow up to the Grammy winning, best album of 2009 Raising Sand, written with Alison Krauss. When talking about the sessions, he explained, “The sound wasn’t there. Alison is the best. She’s one of my favorite people. We’ll come back to it.” He also noted why he quit writing songs lately,
“The last time I lifted a pen was when Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic. We were supposedly going into the Gulf, determined to sort the world out in the name of tyranny. Then, once he had to leave the throne, he became a Roman Catholic and became a peace envoy in the Middle East. That’s when I knew the world was completely upside down.”
Finally, the legend explained his thoughts on his old contemporaries and their newer aspirations.
“There’s nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that’s a fact. People who have written their story – they’ve gotten to the point where nothing moves. I don’t deal in that, and I don’t deal with anybody who deals in that.”
Plant is currently on tour with his Band of Joy, supporting their album of the same name which came out last year. Check the tour dates out below: January: 18 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 19 Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh) 21 Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium 22 Toronto, ONT - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 23 Toronto, ONT - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 25 Boston, MA House of Blues 26 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre 28 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at MGM Grand at Foxwoods 29 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre 30 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre February: 1 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall 2 Raleigh, NC Raleigh - Memorial Auditorium 4 North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center 5 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre 7 Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium 8 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium 9 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium June - 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado (TBA)

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