Wednesday, December 26, 2012

VIDEO: Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors tribute



Led Zeppelin were among the guests featured on the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors special broadcast on Boxing Day.

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones received the honors earlier this month in Washington. The annual award is given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

Zeppelin were on hand along with fellow 2012 recipients David Letterman, bluesman Buddy Guy, actor and director Dustin Hoffman, and ballerina Natalia Makarova.

Jack Black introduced the Zeppelin portion of the evening, calling them “the greatest rock and roll band of all time.”

An all-star lineup performed Zeppelin tunes as a tribute to the rock legends.

The Foo Fighters opened with “Rock And Roll,” which featured drummer Taylor Hawkins out front on lead vocals while Dave Grohl handled the backbeat.

Kid Rock was up next, performing “Ramble On,” from "Led Zeppelin II," while Lenny Kravitz followed with that album’s opening cut, “Whole Lotta Love.”

Jason Bonham, son of original drummer John and the drummer for the band's 2007 reunion show, joined Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart for a show-ending version of “Stairway to Heaven” that gradually grew to include a string section, a horde of backup singers and the Joyce Garrett Youth Choir.



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