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Robert Plant Joins Twitter, Answers Fans' Burning Questions

The legendary Led Zeppelin frontman moves from the microphone to the keyboard as he finally embraces social media.

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Robert Plant, legendary frontman for rock 'n' roll legends Led Zeppelin, took another step toward joining the 21st century today by setting up his first Twitter and Instagram accounts.

As an incentive for fans to follow his @robertplant Twitter handle, the singer offered his first 25,000 followers exclusive access to download a live recording by Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 classic “What Is and What Should Never Be.” The performance comes from the band's successful 2012 and 2013 world tour.

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Plant's venture into the ever-dominating world of social media coincides with the relaunch of his website, www.robertplant.com, which received a full makeover including a wide variety of archives and additional multimedia, along with a new logo.

The new, easy-to-use site also provides current information regarding Plant’s upcoming tours, releases, etc. But it’s the archive that’s sure to have fans buzzing as they sift through 50 years' worth of photos, interviews, set lists, posters, videos and more. The archive is expected to expand in the coming months. Among the additions planned for the multimedia section is a 10-week documentary series, shot by Plant, which shows his recent trip to Mali.

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While fans are surely excited about the changes to come, many are preoccupied with asking their longtime questions to the inspirational singer on Twitter with the hashtag #AskRP. Here are some of the highlights, including the fact that he ends each tweet with “-RP”: