Heart Releases ‘Stairway’ Cover
The performance still gives me chills. It’s part of the reason I STILL haven’t been able to delete the Kennedy Center Honors special from my DVR. And it sounds like the Wilson sisters agree, since Heart has just released a digital download of their performance of “Stairway To Heaven” from that show.
Led Zeppelin was honored in Washington D.C. alongside Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman and Bluesman Buddy Guy. The Zep tribute included performances by the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Heart. And while all the performances were really good, Heart’s was just that much better.
Heart, who will finally be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this spring, have always been fans of Led Zeppelin, and in fact, Heart has included a special five-track bonus disc of Led Zeppelin covers on their recent box set, called Strange Euphoria. The bonus set of Zeppelin covers, titled, Heart Zeppish, is only available exclusively on the Amazon edition of the set.
The disc includes such favorites as “Going To California,” “The Battle Of Evermore,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Immigrant Song,” and “Misty Mountain Hop.”