John Paul Jones Performs Led Zeppelin's “When the Levee Breaks” with Former R.E.M. Members — Video

Late last week, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones joined former members of R.E.M. on stage in Norway to perform Led Zeppelin's “When the Levee Breaks.”

That performance, which you can check out below, took place as part of a “mini festival” called Ice Station in Vadsø, Norway.

Also performing were Peter Buck and Mike Mills from R.E.M., plus Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn.

R.E.M. fans might remember that Jones wrote the string arrangements for R.E.M.’s iconic 1992 album, Automatic for the People. Enjoy!

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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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.