Watch Madonna Play Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’
In the video, which you can see below, she's dressed all in black with her hair braided and in a room with three other guitars in the background. She posted it to her Instagram account, and added the caption, "Channelling Led Zeppelin. Whole Lotta Love. #rebelheart" Rebel Heart is the name of her most recent album and the tour that begins in September in support of it. The video has more than 63,300 likes and 2,500 comments.
We found this over at Idolator, where they also point to a recently surfaced mash-up that takes the vocals and guitar from "Whole Lotta Love" and juxtaposes it with the backing track of Madonna's controversial 1990 hit "Justify My Love." The writer wonders aloud if the timing is a coincidence or if she is planning to work the two songs together in concert.
Regardless, as for "Whole Lotta Love"-inspired mash-ups, we'll stick with "Whole Lotta Helter Skelter," which seamlessly blends the Led Zeppelin and the Beatles classics together, and whose video contains awesome clips of both bands in action.
The opening track of Led Zeppelin II, "Whole Lotta Love" became Led Zeppelin's only Top 10 single, reaching No. 4. In 1985, blues legend Willie Dixon sued the band, claiming that they had ripped off a song he wrote for Muddy Waters called "You Need Love." The case was settled out of court, and Dixon was given a co-writing credit.
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