It is so rare when a cover of a classic song lives up to the original. As a long time Zeppelin fan, I was pretty sure I’d never want to hear Stairway to Heaven done by anyone else.
In December of 2012, I changed my mind.
When Ann and Nancy Wilson of the group Heart took the stage to perform Stairway at the annual Kennedy Center Honors, they were joined by Jason Bonham, son of the departed John, original drummer of Led Zeppelin.
Accompanied by a glorious full orchestra, and a choir who were donned in the same signature bowler hat worn by his father, Jason looked to the heavens as he took to the drum set.
There were tears as the 3 remaining Zeppelin members watched this masterful performance of their power ballad from an honored balcony position.