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[VIDEO] Foo Fighters Cover Led Zeppelin At Kennedy Center Honors 2012
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.28.2012



NME reports that the Foo Fighters covered Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired for the first time on December 26. The event actually took place on December 2. It features a reversal as Dave Grohl plays the drums while drummer Taylor Hawkins provides vocals. All three members of Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) watched the performance. President Barack Obama was also in attendance.

The three Zeppelin members received Kennedy Center Honors along with David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman. The event was held in Washington D.C.

President Obama said: "When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming. There was this singer with a mane like a lion and a voice like a banshee, a guitar prodigy who left people's jaws on the floor, a versatile bassist who was equally at home on the keyboards, a drummer who played like his life depended on it. It's been said that a generation of young people survived teenage angst with a pair of headphones and a Zeppelin album ... but even now, 32 years after John Bonham's passing - and we all I think appreciate the fact - the Zeppelin legacy lives on."

He then thanked the band for behaving themselves with their history of "hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around".






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