Watch John Paul Jones, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Buffalo Nichols and more join forces to cover Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks

John Paul Jones (left), Derek Trucks
(Image credit: Playing For Change/YouTube)

Led Zeppelin bass guitar legend John Paul Jones has taken part in an all-star cover of his band's classic song, When the Levee Breaks, that aims to raise money for charity.

Convened by Playing For Change, the lineup for the recording features – in addition to Jones – electric guitar aces like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Buffalo Nichols, among others.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.