Led Zeppelin Singer Cried With Jimmy Page At Show


Robert Plant recently took some time out to reflect upon a rendition of Stairway to Heaven which captured his heart. The rocker talked about Heart’s rendition with an obvious sentiment, filled with jubilation and respect. Let’s see what was said:

As per Blabbermouth, In December of the year of our Lord, 2012, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson delivered a startlingly moving rendition of “Stairway To Heaven”, Led Zeppelin’s most well-known track. This took place at the Kennedy Center Honors. They were joined by Jason Bonham, son of original drummer John, and the drummer for Led’s 2007 reunion show. Their version of the song gradually grew to include a string section, a horde of backup singers, and the Joyce Garrett Youth Choir. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones watched from the balcony and were visibly moved, particularly Plant, who had tears in his eyes.

Robert reflected on the experience of watching Heart perform the Zeppelin classic in a new interview with Vulture. He said: “Look at the company I was keeping that night. Who was I sitting next to? What was going on? I didn’t even know the people anymore. How did we move across from being a British blues band to this ridiculous achievement? Well, ridiculous is a multifarious term. We all stood back at the end of the sessions, reeling from the transitions throughout the song. But ‘Stairway To Heaven’ has its own life. Later I often felt estranged. It began intimate and vulnerable and sincere, and then the years carried on. It was no longer ours and neither should it be. Now it’s out there driving people to distraction and then maybe driving a hard bargain.