Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Heart’s Ann Wilson would sing for Led Zeppelin reunion

Heart vocalist Ann Wilson says she would be up for joining a Led Zeppelin reunion if the opportunity presented itself.

“Hypothetically,” Wilson tells Classic Rock Revisited, “if they ever needed a lead singer and Heart was not active at the moment then, sure, I would. I would go and play with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones any day of the week.”

Wilson also recalled the experience of singing in front of the band members at their 2012 Kennedy Center Honors tribute.

“That was one of the most unforgettable nights of my life – doing ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at the Kennedy Center Honors,” says Wilson. “Man, it was amazing. Zeppelin was there as was the President and Michelle Obama. Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, David Letterman…it just doesn’t stop who was there that night. It was really an amazing experience; a life changer.”

“When we were done, we walked backstage and there was a feeling of ‘awe’. We were like, ‘What just happened?’ We weren’t nervous when we were doing it, but afterwards our nervous system came back to life and it all kicked-in.”

Heart are featuring a performance of “Stairway To Heaven” as part of their recently-released DVD, “Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays.”

The group toured with drummer Jason Bonham in 2013, performing an encore set of Led Zeppelin tunes.

Rumors surrounding a potential Led Zeppelin reunion tour surfaced again recently in a fake news report published by a UK tabloid.

The item suggested Robert Plant had allegedly been responsible for turning down an $800 million (£500 million) offer from Virgin head Sir Richard Branson for a reunion run, but it was quickly denied by both parties and the bogus story was pulled from the tabloid’s website.

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