Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Heart’s Ann Wilson Covering Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Etc. Songs

Ann Wilson (Heart) has shared pro-shot footage of herself performing various covers during her August 18 show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. You can watch her take on tracks by Queen, John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin below:

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Tells Jimmy Page Man Who Signed Led Zeppelin Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has called out Ahmet Ertegun, the Atlantic Records founder and CEO who signed Led Zeppelin, for funding the denial of the Armenian Genocide. The singer’s comments were a response to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who recently shared some throwback photos from a 2007 tribute show for Ertegun.

Tankian said the following:

“Dear Mr. @jimmypage. Its very admirable that @ledzeppelin played a tribute show in 2007 for Ahmed Ertegun as the man who signed your band to Atlantic records. What you likely don’t know is that man spent millions of dollars on think tanks and chairs at various US universities all with the goal of denying the #ArmenianGenocide. There is absolutely no honor in that I’m sure you’ll agree.”

He also added the following after the story was picked up by Blabbermouth:

“Good article by @blabbermouthmusic reviewing my dealings with Ahmet Ertegun based on my interviews from #truthtopowerfilm We will post the clip from that soon. I want to restate that although Ahmet Ertegun had spent millions in denying the #ArmenianGenocide through US think tanks and university chairs hiring denialists, he did tell me that he believed that Turkey should recognize it. When I said great, will you put that on paper, he said they would burn his house down in Turkey (even though he clearly stated he was close to President Erdogan there). I told him he should not do that then because I would not violence enacted upon him. This shows that even he was afraid of Turkey’s drift toward fascism or maybe he was just BS-ing to get what he wanted out of it”

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Announce 2022 Tour

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will be hitting the road together next year. The duo will be touring in support of their new collaborative album “Raise The Roof,” which was released today (November 19).

Tour Dates:

06/01 Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
06/02 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/04 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06/06 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/07 Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/09 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
06/11 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/12 Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion @ The Mann
06/14 Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
06/26 London, UK – BST Hyde Park
07/01 Hamar, NO – Tjuvholmen Arena
07/02 Bergen, NO – Bergenhus Fortress
07/05 Rättvik, SE – Dalhalla
07/14 Lucca, IT – Lucca Summer Festival – Piazza Napoleone
07/16 Stuttgart, DE – JazzOpen Stuttgart 2022
07/18 Sopot, PL – Opera Lesna
07/20 Berlin, DE – Zitadelle

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Share Cover Of Brenda Burns’ “Somebody Was Watching Over Me”

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have shared their cover of Brenda Burns’ “Somebody Was Watching Over Me.” This track is from the duo’s new collaborative album “Raise The Roof,” which will be released tomorrow (November 19).

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Share Cover Of Bert Jansch’s “It Don’t Bother Me”

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Alison Krauss have shared their cover of Bert Jansch’s “It Don’t Bother Me.” This track is from the duo’s new collaborative album “Raise The Roof,” which will be released on November 19. Plant commented:

“I’ve been a big follower of Bert Jansch’s work since I was a teenager, and of that whole Irish, Scottish, English folk style that has a different lilt and different lyrical perspective. I was very keen to bring some of that into the picture.”

Krauss added:

“One of my favorite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of. Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”

Watch RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Join Sammy Hagar Onstage For Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”

During Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s October 29 show at The STRAT in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by RATT’s Stephen Pearcy for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Premiere New Song “High And Lonesome”

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Alison Krauss have premiered a new song titled “High And Lonesome.” This track is from the duo’s new collaborative album “Raise The Roof,” which will be released on November 19.

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss To Release New Album “Raise The Roof” In November

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Alison Krauss will be releasing a new album titled “Raise The Roof” on November 19. The effort will feature 12 tracks including covers of songs by Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch, and more. The first single, a cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Can’t Let Go,” can be found below:

“Raise The Roof” Track Listing:

01. “Quattro (World Drifts In)”
02. “The Price Of Love”
03. “Go Your Way”
04. “Trouble With My Lover”
05. “Searching For My Love”
06. “Can’t Let Go”
07. “It Don’t Bother Me”
08. “You Led Me To The Wrong”
09. “Last Kind Words Blues”
10. “High And Lonesome”
11. “Going Where The Lonely Go”
12. “Somebody Was Watching Over Me”

Krauss commented:

“We wanted it to move. We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”

Plant added:

“You hear something and you go ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’ It’s a vacation, really — the perfect place to go that you least expected to find.”

Watch Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) And Sammy Hagar (Ex-Van Halen) Cover Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll” In Austin, TX

During a private August 5 event in Austin, TX, Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen) joined Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) onstage for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Led Zeppelin Documentary “Becoming Led Zeppelin” Added To Venice International Film Festival

The upcoming band-sanctioned Led Zeppelin documentary, “Becoming Led Zeppelin,” will receive its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. That event will take place at Venice Lido on September 1-11. The film was directed by Bernard MacMahon and it will feature new interviews with guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, and bassist John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with late drummer John Bonham. MacMahon previously commented:

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ is a film that no one thought could be made. The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. Through an intense search across the globe and years of restoration of the visual and audio archive found, this story is finally able to be told.”