The Civil Wars - Sour Times
Some songs should never be covered — and Led Zeppelin’s seminal hair-rock ballad “Stairway to Heaven” usually belongs at the top of the list. However, even the grizzled rock gods themselves are clearly moved during Heart’s rousing rendition at the Kennedy Center Honors on December 2. Complete with orchestra, choir and a president nodding in the audience, it’s undeniably fabulous and you can almost feel the love and memories fill the room. If you don’t get a chill when the choir kicks in at 4:20 and Robert Plant’s eyes well up, you might want to consider a soul transplant. - msn.com
Mumford & Sons - “Below My Feet” on SNL
Following their tour kick-off at the Fonda, The xx stuck around in Los Angeles last night for an appearance on Conan. The band performed “Angels”, the lead single off their sophomore album Coexist, and you can watch the replay below (via The Audio Perv). - via Consequence Of Sound
Coldplay Cover Beastie Boys’ (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)
in honor of Adam Yauch aka MCA at The Hollywood Bowl, May 4, 2012
with a shared guitar
…check this version out @brettzwo & @jesszwo
Radiohead‘s second performance in support of The King of Limbs comes in the form of a 55-minute in studio broadcast called Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement. Filmed and recorded by the From The Basement team, which includes longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, and distributed by the BBC, the program is being aired on various television networks across the globe, beginning in Spain. You can watch “The Staircase” performance from the session above.
The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement will premiere in the U.S. on Palladia on July 23rd. Additional airing information can be found here.