Learned from another blogger about Heart covering Stairway to Heaven at the Kennedy Center Honors, and found a great video on YouTube about Led Zeppelin over the years. So if you haven’t listened to their music or you want to review some great concert moments, here it is — the first 7 minutes that is; then there are some great covers by Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, and Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart. The Heart cover comes with a nice surprise. I loved watching the facial expressions of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. They were sometimes amused, and sometimes deep in thought. And they seemed to have enjoyed the show tremendously.
I don’t know whether they’re the greatest rock band, as Jack Black says when he introduces them, because rock comes in many flavors and there are several huge bands out there and many great ones, but they’re certainly one of the greatest bands of all time. And as these great covers show, Led Zeppelin songs will continue to be performed. While there won’t be another Robert Plant or Jimmy Page, another John Paul Jones, or another John Bonham, they have inspired generations of singers / performers / musicians, and they will no doubt be rediscovered by many generations to come.