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then girl­friend, singer Ri­hanna, in 2009. Has that hurt his ca­reer? Per­haps not much. His lat­est al­bum, “Indigo,” re­leased in June, at­tracted par­tic­i­pa­tion from Justin Bieber, Nicki Mi­naj, Drake and oth­ers, and be­came his first No. 1 al­bum in seven years, and his sev­enth straight R&B chart-top­per.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lu­cas and Yella Beezy, PPL Cen­ter, 801 Hamil­ton St., Al­len­town, www.PPlCen­ter.com, 610-347-TIXX. Tick­ets: $39.50$103.50 (some sec­tions sold out.) Glam metal ra­dio-rock­ers Ratt, with other groups such as Möt­ley Crüe, es­tab­lished the early-1980s Los An­ge­les “hair metal” scene. It had gold hits such as “Round and Round” and “Lay It Down,” and five gold and plat­inum al­bums.

But the years since have not been kind to bands of that era. Even Crüe has re­tired, and Ratt hasn’t had a hit in nearly 30 years. It has split and re­formed a cou­ple of times, singer Stephen Pearcy had health prob­lems that af­fected shows, and there even was a court bat­tle over com­pet­ing ver­sions of the band. Now the ’80s are in vogue again, Pearcy says he’s healthy, the band has bassist/backup singer Juan Croucier back and is work­ing on new ma­te­rial. Are the rats back on the ship?

6:30 p.m. Fri­day, with Sis­ter Sal­va­tion, The Devils and Ms. Jones, Ry­der, Red Halo, Hor­i­zon­tal and Ozmium 76, OneCen­treSquare, 1 Cen­tre Square, Eas­ton. Tick­ets: $30, www.onecen­tresquare.com. Led Zep­pelin was the big­gest rock band of all time, with al­bum sales of more than 100 mil­lion, mak­ing it the No. 2-sell­ing band ever, be­hind only The Bea­tles.

Singer Robert Plant was a huge part of that; his pierc­ing wail was equal to any in rock, but he was also able to sing a broad range of styles far be­yond any of his con­tem­po­raries. Rolling Stone magazine read­ers ranked him the best-ever lead singer. Plant th­ese days tends to fo­cus more on muted mu­sic: the Amer­i­cana of his lat­est, 2017’s “Carry Fire,” is a good ex­am­ple. But in con­cert, he can’t es­cape what made him great: Play­ing with his band The Sen­sa­tional Space Shifters, his shows have in­cluded a half-dozen Zep­pelin songs.

7 p.m. Sept. 17, with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Lil­lie May, Mann Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 5201 Park­side Ave., Philadel­phia. Tick­ets: $40 (four for $120) gen­eral ad­mis­sion lawn-$489.74, www.man­n­cen­ter.org, 800-745-3000.

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Chris Brown will per­form at Al­len­town’s PPL Cen­ter on Sept. 18.

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