Robert Plant has a new album just about done, and his producer Buddy Miller says, "It's stripped down and tribal and rocking."

However, there is no release date yet. And if it comes out late this year, then perhaps Plant will have something to do next year -- touring behind it -- instead of having nothing to do, which he recently said when asked about a possible Led Zeppelin reunion.

Plant's last album was 2010's Band of Joy. He can also be heard on the new album by his Band of Joy bandmate and alleged wife Patty Griffin. Her American Kid will be out on May 7th.