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Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz + More Rock Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Getty Images (3) Foo Fighters , Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz were among the musicians that rocked Led Zeppelin classics during the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the legendary rock band, which took place a few weeks ago but aired last night (Dec. 26) on CBS. Only half of the Foo Fighters’ two-song set from the event, which was originally taped on Dec. 1, aired on TV, but at least we got to see the guys jam out to ‘Rock and Roll’ with the Foos’ drummer Taylor Hawkins stepping into the role of lead singer, doing his best  Robert Plant impression. Meanwhile, Grohl paid tribute to his drum hero, the late John Bonham, by pounding the skins during the performance. Kid Rock rocked the stage for a high-energy rendition of ‘Ramble On,’ off 1969?s ‘Led Zeppelin II,’ while Kravitz delivered a strong performance of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ with President Obama seen singing along from the audience. The Zeppelin tribute started with a comedic speech by actor-musician Jack Black and ended with a rendition of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ led by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Check out the performances in the clip below: Watch the Led Zeppelin Kennedy Center Honors Tribute Performances

Daily Reload: Stone Sour, Megadeth + More

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com – Corey Taylor has elaborate Stone Sour tour and movie plans in the works and he also updates Slipknot ‘s status. [ Loudwire ] – Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is writing his autobiography. [ Loudwire ] – Hollywood Undead ‘s Johnny 3 Tears discusses how America’s youth inspired their current hit, ‘We Are.’ [ Loudwire ] – Deftones ‘ Chino Moreno says that bassist Chi Cheng , who has been in a near comatose state for four years, would appreciate the work they’ve done in his absence. [ Loudwire ] – There’s nothing cooler than when one of your favorite bands turns up in a video game you like. Check out some of the best rock star video game cameos. [ Loudwire ] – Robert Plant says it’s time for Led Zeppelin ‘s members to move on. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The members of Thin Lizzy are changing their moniker to Black Star Riders for their next release. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – A new study examines the early death rate amongst rock stars. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Coldplay and Jay-Z are auctioning off tickets to their New Year’s Eve show to benefit the Sandy Hook shooting victims. [ Diffuser.fm ]

Led Zeppelin To Be Saluted With 2012 Kennedy Center Honor

Congrats to rock legends Led Zeppelin, who will be bestowed with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in December. For Zeppelin fans, it will be the rare opportunity to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones together in person as their reunions since the death of John Bonham have been few and far between. Their last one took place in London in 2007. ? Led Zeppelin’s influence on hard

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