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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!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.