Last week, Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan proclaimed that his band has won the opening spot on the much hyped Led Zeppelin reunion tour.
I have mixed feeling on a Zeppelin reunion. For one, the band was all about energy, power, youth and sexuality. Things the older band members simply won't be able to deliver the way they did 35 years ago. However, I would love to see them succeed, and they have certainly earned their place in rock history despite a documented record of plagiarism.
Robert Plant continues to turn out fantastic solo albums and side projects, so why switch gears? Well, a Zep reunion would bring in massive amounts of cash.
I admit that it would be a blast to attend a Led Zeppelin reunion concert, but sometimes reliving your youth is just not a good decision. It's better to let the last memories of Led Zeppelin be images of the band at their peak.
Along with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin is the biggest gap in music subscription services. Maybe one day we can get the Led out online, but in the meantime, this substantial playlist of nothing but Led Zeppelin covers should keep you happy while we wait for those tour dates to be posted.
Led Zeppelin Covers Playlist
6. Good Times, Bad Times - Phish
- Duff McKagan