Led Zeppelin can still rock
This is a show that I’d like to see.
LONDON, England (AP) — After that performance, Led Zeppelin really must go on tour.
The reunited rock ‘n’ roll legends were superb Monday in their first full concert in nearly three decades, mixing in classics like “Stairway to Heaven” and “Black Dog” with the thumping “Kashmir” and the hard-rocking “Dazed and Confused.”
The band’s three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones — were joined by the late John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
And it was the newest member of the band that was given the honor of kicking off the sold-out benefit show, pounding out the beat before the others joined in on a near-perfect “Good Times Bad Times.”
After the lights went down at the O2 Arena, newsreel footage of the band arriving in Tampa, Florida, for a 1973 performance was projected onstage. Then Bonham jumped in, soon to be joined by the rest.
They followed that with “Ramble On,” and with it destroyed all rumors that the 59-year-old Plant could no longer reproduce his trademark wail.