British rock veteran Robert Plant has urged modern bands to use their music to make the world a better place.

The Led Zeppelin frontman, who has just released his new album THE MIGHTY REARRANGER, believes music is a powerful conveyer of messages, and is disappointed the British pop scene no longer shares his outlook.

He says, "Bruce Springsteen, Bono, and SIR Bob Geldof have used their little soapboxes, their positions just for a second to stop and have some consideration.

"My songs mean that I'm able to contribute just a little and ask a few questions myself. Music was once a powerful medium for bringing points to the front of an issue.

"It doesn't seem to be part of the mentality any more in British pop."

22/04/2005 13:32