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Robert Plant is a rock god, but never forget that he’s an incredibly funny guy, too.

Want proof? In a recent chat with George Stroumboulopoulos, Plant was asked whether he watched Game of Thrones. He replied, “No. I got offered a part in that…I don’t want to be typecast. I mean, I started that s—. Go back to ‘Immigrant Song.’ Led Zeppelin being part of a cultural exchange in Iceland with the Icelandic government. So, they didn’t really know what they’d invited onto their little island.”

He continued, “So, on the way back on the plane, I started thinking about, because I love Western European history from maybe the Bronze Age up through all the old religion, the great, sort of, when we were really in touch with our Earth. And so, the Viking thing was obviously that whole idea of playing in Iceland and experiencing this amazing landscape and people. Yeah, I’ve got a lot to answer for, really, because I’ve never seen so many bands with double-bladed axes. And they could have all looked like Soft Cell, something like that.”

When pressed on the part that was offered to him, Plant responded, “I thought I got to ride a horse and go [mimes raising his head regally.]”

Honestly, it’s not fair he’s both musically talented and funny. Leave something for the rest of us, Robert!

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.