The Ultimate Stairway to Heaven

The Vancouver Sun is right on all counts:

There have been some mighty horrible renditions of Led Zeppelin‘s Stairway To Heaven, but when Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed the song in front of the three remaining members of the legendary British rock band at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Dec. 2, it made Robert Plant cry tears of joy.

(The band was being honoured by President Barack Obama alongside David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman.)

Watch it and understand why. When the choir kicks in and Ann Wilson wails Plant’s famous “And as we wind on down the road…” you might shed a tear or two yourself.


3 thoughts on “The Ultimate Stairway to Heaven”

  1. That rendition is epic. Heart does an awesome cover of “Rock N’ Roll” (staple of their shows) and nearly matches Zeppelin with their version of “Battle of Evermore.”

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