Eagles, Carole King, George Lucas Lead Kennedy Center HonoreesSome of the biggest pop culture figures of the '70s will be honored by the ceremony.
Watch The Kennedy Center Honors Sunday Night on CBSBilly Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock were among the recipients at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
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Robert Plant Talks 2013 Plans: 'I Might Just Chill For A While'"I’m enjoying life and spending more time in America now. I really enjoy it. I’m becoming way more aware and opinionated and stimulated by these new adventures. Everybody says I’m workaholic, and I just keep going and going. And I will do that (again)." -- Robert Plant
Dave Grohl On John Paul Jones And Them Crooked Vultures: "It Was One Of The Highlights Of My Life..."John Paul Jones played on the Foo Fighters' 2005 album "In Your Honor" (playing mandolin on "Another Round" and piano on "Miracle"), and at the 2008 Grammys, he conducted an orchestra that backed the Foo Fighters on their performance of "The Pretender." Grohl tells CBS Local that actually being in a band with the man meant a great deal to him.
David Letterman Talks Vikings, Hobbits With Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul JonesLetterman was clearly unaware of Page and Jones' histories as session musicians before they formed Zeppelin, so Plant pointed that they'd both played on a lot of records, and joked that during that time he was working "on the blacktop" and John Bonham was stealing cars. Letterman's response: "And had you mentioned the part about stealing cars to the Kennedy Center people?"
Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy Celebrated At 35th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsClearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it's 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year's.
Led Zeppelin To Appear On 'Late Show With David Letterman' MondayThe Robert Plant/Jimmy Page/John Paul Jones "reunion" will last at least one more day: Plant, Page and Jones will be visiting fellow Kennedy Center honoree David Letterman less than 24 hours after The Kennedy Center Honors, as they appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" Monday night.
Led Zeppelin Kennedy Center Honors CoverageThe show won't be broadcasted live: an edited version will air on CBS on December 26. But CBS Local will be there, live tweeting the event from Radio.com. We'll also have a wrap-up after the show is over Sunday night.
Led Zeppelin Reissues Due In 2013?Jimmy Page reportedly told British magazine Mojo that he's planning on releasing expanded versions of each Zeppelin album, with artwork re-designed by Shepard Fairley.