Remember to tune in to CBS on Wednesday night to watch a special devoted to the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, which featured tributes to Led Zeppelin and several other luminaries. The event, which was taped earlier this month in Washington, D.C., included a star-studded musical salute to the legendary rock band that boasted performances by Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson, The Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock comic actor Jack Black and late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham‘s son, Jason.
Surviving Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were in attendance for the gala, along with fellow honorees Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman and ballet star Natalia Makarova. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama also were on hand for the festivities.
A video promoting the special includes footage of the Zeppelin salute’s finale — a dramatic performance of “Stairway to Heaven” featuring the Wilson sisters, Jason Bonham, an orchestra and a choir. The clip also shows the Zeppelin band mates in the audience reacting to the tribute, including Plant, who is seen with tears welling in his eyes.
The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors special airs at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
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