Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Led Zeppelin: Heart’s cover of Stairway To Heaven released on video

Heart’s performance of the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway To Heaven” from last December’s Kennedy Center Honors tribute is now available on video.

iTunes has a one-month exclusive on the video, which was re-edited by director Michael Stevens specifically for this purpose and it contains footage not seen before.

The video is available at iTunes here.

The audio version of the performance has been available on iTunes since its release in January – order it here.

All proceeds from the sale of the audio and video versions will benefit the Kennedy Center.

In Washington, Heart were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of late Zeppelin drummer John; Jason played with Zeppelin at the band’s 2007 reunion show in London, released last year as “Celebration Day.”

"I am so happy you all liked our performance of Stairway to Heaven at The Kennedy Center Honors event,” posted Heart vocalist Ann Wilson after the event. “It was our honor to be asked to do it before an audience like that. My main goal though was to please Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones...especially Plant, since all these many years he has taught me so much about singing from the soul and has given me such pleasure in his lyrics. What a high that night was. Never to be forgotten!"

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

Heart were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2013 in April, alongside Rush, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King.

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