Far Out magazine has taken a look at the Led Zeppelin archives and has found one person who isn’t a fan of “Stairway To Heaven”; the guy who sang the song, Robert Plant.
Plant’s just over performing the song live, telling the LA Times in 1988 “I’d break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show.”
Far Out also points out that Plant’s called “Stairway To Heaven” “that bloody wedding song” and once donated $1,000 to a radio station fundraiser if the station swore to never play the song ever again.
Plant’s on the other side of the “Stairway” opinion camp from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who told Rolling Stone magazine that the song “crystallized the essence of the band. It had everything there and showed the band at its best… as a band, as a unit. Every musician wants to do something of lasting quality, something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with ‘Stairway’.”