John Paul Jones Plays Led Zeppelin Classic In Big Ears Festival

John Paul Jones Plays Led Zeppelin Classic In Big Ears Festival | Society Of Rock Videos

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Fans of classic rock were in for a treat at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, as John Paul Jones, the legendary bassist of Led Zeppelin, took the stage to bring back some of the band’s most beloved tunes.

Starting with a dramatic flair, Jones emerged from underneath the stage, kicking things off with the haunting notes of “Your Time Is Gonna Come” on the pipe organ. It was a nostalgic moment that instantly transported the audience back to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll.

Switching gears smoothly, Jones then sat down at the piano to deliver a powerful rendition of “No Quarter,” a track that has stood the test of time since its release on Led Zeppelin’s iconic 1973 album, Houses of the Holy.

Throughout the show, Jones kept things fresh by swapping between instruments, giving fans a taste of Led Zeppelin’s diverse sound. From the twang of the lap steel guitar in “When the Levee Breaks” to the soulful strains of “Since I’ve Been Loving You” on the piano, Jones showcased his musical prowess with ease.

But it wasn’t all about nostalgia. Jones also treated the audience to some of his recent collaborations, including sets with acclaimed cellist Anssi Karttunen and former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore.

While it’s been a while since Jones’s last solo performance, his occasional appearances with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme in Them Crooked Vultures have kept fans eagerly awaiting his return to the stage.

As the final chords of Led Zeppelin’s classics faded away, the crowd was left buzzing with excitement, reminded once again of Jones’s enduring legacy as a rock icon.


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