Led Zeppelin's Page, Jones join Foos in London

Mon Jun 9, 2008 6:02pm EDT
 
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By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones turned a high-profile Foo Fighters show into a once-in-a-lifetime event Saturday night (June 7) at London's Wembley Stadium, joining the Foos for covers of Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On."

Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the microphone for the former, and frontman Dave Grohl sang the latter. Grohl, a lifelong Zeppelin fanatic who was on hand for the group's December 2007 one-off reunion in London, told the crowd that Saturday's experience constituted "the greatest day of my entire life."

The Foos' summer European tour continues Wednesday in Bergen, Norway, and wraps June 22 at Germany's Southside Festival. A North American run begins July 9 at Seattle's Key Arena.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page poses for photographers before a news conference to promote the band's album of live performances entitled "Mothership" in Tokyo January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Caronna</p>