Fans of “Revolution” should rejoice with the news that the television show has snagged the rights to some Led Zeppelin songs. Led Zeppelin is rather protective of its image and rarely grants requests for its music to be featured on television, movies or other projects.
Led Zeppelin's “Kashmir” and “Since I've Been Loving You” will be featured on next week's episode of NBC's “Revolution,” reports The Associated Press. It was a match made in heaven due to Led Zeppelin's deal with Warner Music Group and “Revolution” being produced by Warner Bros. Television, notes the AP.
Led Zeppelin is using the opportunity to help promote its latest DVD and album project, “Celebration Day,” which will be released on the same day, next Monday. “Celebration Day” captured Led Zeppelin's reunion performance at London's O2 Arena in 2007 and includes 16 tracks performed that night. The band has played only a handful of shows since breaking up in 1980 following the death of their drummer, John Bonham. During the 2007 reunion shows, original members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham, John's son.
“Revolution” creator Eric Kripke is a big Zeppelin fan and jumped at the chance to use the songs on his show when Warner-Chappell Music asked, saying, “The speed and overwhelming enthusiasm with which I responded, I think, frankly weirded them out a little,” reports AP.
NBC will definitely make sure people know Led Zeppelin's songs will be featured on “Revolution.” AP reports that NBC will be running a “Revolution” ad featuring “Kashmir” all week leading up to the Nov. 19 air date. Fans can tune in and catch “Revolution” at 10 p.m. EST next Monday following “The Voice” on NBC.
For many fans hoping for more tour dates, Led Zeppelin recently disepelled any rumors of a possible reunion tour.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.