The Honeydrippers was a rock band of the 1980s. Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant formed the group in 1981 to satisfy his long-time goal in having a rock band with a heavy R&B basis. Formed originally in Worcestershire, the band went on to record an EP in the US. In addition to Plant, the band was composed of fellow former Led Zeppelin member guitarist Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck (a former Yardbirds member like Page) and other friends and well-known studio musicians. They performed in a concert at Keele University in 1981. It released only one EP on 12 November 1984, titled The Honeydrippers: Volume One.
The Honeydrippers peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a remake of the Phil Phillips' tune "Sea of Love" and hit the top 30 with "Rockin' at Midnight," originally a Roy Brown recording and a rewrite of "Good Rockin' Tonight." With the EP's success, Plant stated that a full album would be recorded, but it never was. The band appeared on Saturday Night Live on 15 December 1984, performing "Rockin' at Midnight" and "Santa Claus is Back in Town." The band featured Brian Setzer on guitar and Paul Shaffer on piano.
On 23 December 2006, Robert Plant performed a charity show at Kidderminster Town Hall under the title The Return of the Honeydrippers to raise money for his neighbour Jackie Jennings, who was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.
After Plant's appearance at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival to honor Ahmet Ertegün, the two discussed a new Honeydrippers album for 2007. After Ertegün's death, Plant has said that this is now unlikely.