Heart’s Wilson Sisters and Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Experience will tour this summer together

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Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will tribute Led Zeppelin this summer.
 

It is hardly unheard of for rock stars to pay tribute to their colleagues and forbears, but Heart is taking professional hat-tipping to a new level.

The group, which will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, and is best known for its hits “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You” and “What About Love,” will tour this summer with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, the band led by the son of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin’s drummer. The two bands will collaborate on a 35-minute tribute to Led Zeppelin at the end of each concert on the 11-week tour, which begins in West Palm Beach, Fla., on June 17.

When the elder Mr. Bonham died in 1980, Led Zeppelin announced that it would not perform again. The surviving players relented in December 2007, when they reunited for one show at the 02 Arena in London. For the occasion, Jason Bonham played his father’s drum parts. The concert was recently released on CD and DVD as “Celebration Day”  (Atlantic).

Heart and Mr. Bonham collaborated on a performance of “Stairway to Heaven” in December when Led Zeppelin received a Kennedy Center Honor. The performance was televised and later released by iTunes and other downloading services.

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