By Jay Tilles

Last month, Diplo posted a selfie with Robert Plant, the concise accompanying caption reading, “Collab coming soon,” leaving fans with more questions than answers.

But in an interview with Kevin & Bean, Diplo revealed the story behind the infamous photo with the Led Zeppelin frontman.

“I was on tour with Robert Plant down in South America and we never did anything together, I just wrote that on my Instagram,” he said. “It seemed like it was so insane that no one would take it seriously but now I’m actively going to look for him to do a collaboration.

Related: Watch Jack White, Robert Plant Finally Duet on ‘The Lemon Song’

“The reason I even approached him backstage is because he beat me for the GRAMMY Record of the Year four years ago [note: Plant and Alison Krauss won for “Please Read the Letter” in 2009, beating out the Diplo-produced “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.) and I told him that was my only chance to to get that award and you and Alison Krauss ruined it for me, but I still want to get a photo with you anyway.

Bean remarked that for being such a young guy, it’s “awesome” that Diplo has an appreciation for Plant.

Read the full story on


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From The World Famous KROQ

HD Radio Sound Space
Kevin & Bean Podcast
Stream KROQ HD2

Listen Live