There was live music at the Kennedy Center Honors but Led Zep didn’t perform, of course. Instead, they had other artists perform for them. Here is Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, performing “Stairway”, with an unknown band and Jason Bonham on the drums. It was a killer performance, but my only negative was the choir. You see, I’m not knocking the choir, I think they did great but the choir wasn’t needed. I think it was just there for show. “Stairway” doesn’t really need a church choir backing the song up. Ann could have sang the song fine without them. I’m not saying the choir sucked, it just wasn’t needed, that’s all. I mean, a lot of people mistakenly wants to believe that “Stairway” is a religious song, but I never thought it was a religious song and I don’t think that was Robert’s intention when he wrote the lyrics.
A lot of people are talking about Robert’s emotions when he’s watching the performance, trying to fight back tears. Um, I don’t think Robert’s the only emotional one here. All three of those guys: Jonesy, Robert, and Jimmy looked like they were about to cry. Even Jason too.
Other than that, this was a phenomenal performance. If they got rid of the choir, the performance would have been even better.
I also loved the look on Jimmy’s face when that guy in the band started playing the guitar solo. The look on Jimmy’s face is priceless. Jimmy is probably saying to himself, “This guy is better than me, damn!”
President Obama will host the Kennedy Center honors show at the White House, which happened today, but will be aired on TV, Dec. 26th. Be sure to mark your calendars for that one. See the full article, here.
One thing that got me scratching my head, is what Robert said here,
Plant told The Associated Press he plans to continue traveling the world and wants to make new music along the way.
“If anybody wants to write some new songs, I’m game to write songs,” he said.
Did Robert just hint that he may write new songs with Led Zep?
Maybe he wasn’t referring to that, but it certainly seems like it. I’m sure that got other fans scratching their heads too. They may not go on a full tour, but that’s still not stopping them for making a new record. We’ll wait to see what they say on Letterman tomorrow night.
As you can see on the looks of their faces, you can tell they are pretty thrilled and stoked to have received this honor. Bill and Hillary Clinton joins them in this photo. I’ll be on the lookout for more pics.
The reason Led Zeppelin is appearing on Letterman this Monday night, is not only to help plug in the “Celebration Day” BluRay/DVD/CD release, it is also because Letterman is being honored at the Kennedy Center today too, along with Zeppelin.
We ALL know Letterman is going to ask them about an upcoming tour, and maybe Led Zeppelin will finally squash the tour speculation. Still though, the band could confirm a tour by saying, “Yes, we’re doing it”, out of the blue, just to put out an unexpected surprise. They could be keeping that confirmed tour top secret from us, all along, but I doubt it, though. So don’t get your hopes up. They’re probably gonna deny a tour, again for the 100th time. They’re probably just gonna talk about the Cebebration Day release, the Kennedy Center honors, and the career of Led Zeppelin.
Of course, there’s a possibility, they might perform on television too, so keep our fingers crossed on that.