U2 icons Bono and the Edge joined a fundraising event broadcasted on TV to help out crew members and played a small part of Led Zeppelin‘s classic song ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for many people working on different jobs around the world. Since almost all of the events, concerts, and tours are postponed or canceled, the crew members of the bands are also among those people who suffered the consequences of the spread of coronavirus.
A fundraising event named ‘Songs From an Empty Room‘ has been taking place on Tv for a while now welcoming music icons around the world to help out the crew members who were not able to work due to the global spread of Covid-19.
The legendary members of U2, Bono and the Edge joined the fundraising event and paid tribute to the iconic rock band, Led Zeppelin, by playing their classic song ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
During the show, Bono explained why they specifically chose to play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and stated:
“We can say that — and the U2 group, we’ve been all over the world and that is well known. There is one annoying aspect of Irish crew, though, that has to be said.
Wherever you go in the world, whatever venue you’re playing — whether it’s the Olympia or 3 Arena or Madison Square Garden — you walk into the venue and it’s a big moment, and you’ll hear a song that we said, ‘We’ll never, ever play this.’ And that’s right: ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ These professionals believe they play this better than the band. And you know, it might be true.”
You can watch the video through the link shared by Ultimate Classic Rock on Twitter below.
U2 members played the Led Zeppelin classic as a tribute to their road crew: https://t.co/RZW40xnq5X
— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) July 27, 2020