‘Revolution’ snares Led Zeppelin songs
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What tunes fit a post-apocalyptic society? For NBC’s freshman drama “Revolution,” the answer is Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You.”
The songs will be featured in next week’s episode of “Revolution.” On the same day, Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day” album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released.
Corporate synergy led to the deal for the band that rarely allows use of its music in Hollywood projects. “Revolution” is produced in association with Warner Bros. Television, and Led Zeppelin has a deal with Warner Music Group’s publishing arm.
But it was Eric Kripke, creator and executive producer of “Revolution,” who brought his series and the band together.
When Warner-Chappell Music sent out an email asking if any producers on the studio lot would be interested in using Led Zeppelin songs, Kripke, a self-described “massive Led Zeppelin fan” jumped at the chance.
The Led Zeppelin-accented episode of “Revolution” will air Monday.
Published in The Messenger 11.13.12