Al Di Meola Covers Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog"

Finally, there's a video that answers the burning question, "What would it sound like if Al Di Meola covered Led Zeppelin?"

Below, check out a clip from October 2015 that shows Di Meola and his band running through Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" at a soundcheck in Dallas.

That's Evan Garr performing the Robert Plant parts on his violin—before the band morphs the Zep track into Di Meola's "Midnight Tango" from Elegant Gypsy.

"It's a bunch of bullshit every time guitarists say, 'One note says so much more than 100'," Di Meola told Guitar World several years ago. "I always laugh at idiots who make that claim. Tell that to a flamenco player or a classical player and see what they say. It's almost a defensive reaction. They take something they lack, attack it and claim they never wanted it in the first place. Sure!"

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.