Ann Wilson Singing Led Zeppelin Is ‘Way Better Than Robert Plant,’ Glenn Howerton Says
In a recent episode of ‘The Always Sunny Podcast,’ when the three hosts of the show were discussing their all-time favorite rock vocalist, Glenn Howerton picked Heart’s Ann Wilson over Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant when he said:
“My favorite rock vocalist is Ann, the vocalist of Heart. I think she’s the most incredible rock vocalist of all time, personally. I think her voice is unbelievable. Have you ever heard her do [Led] Zeppelin songs? It’s way better than Robert Plant; I’m sorry. She f*ckin’ slays Zeppelin.”
Although Glenn didn’t specify which Led Zeppelin cover he was talking about, the one that sparked the most noise was when Ann and Nancy Wilson, along with Jason Bonham, played ‘Stairway to Heaven’ as a tribute to Led Zeppelin in 2012 at Kennedy Center.
It was a hit with the band as well as Ann explained to Guy ‘Favazz’ Favazza and John Ulett of St. Louis, Missouri radio station KSHE 95 in 2020 that after the performance, even Plant was impressed; she said:
“Robert Plant said, ‘You know what? I’ve come to hate that song so much, ‘Stairway To Heaven,’ because everyone just murders it. But you guys did great.'”
Glenn’s co-hosts, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney, gave different names for their all-time favorite rocker. However, Glenn was adamant about his choice, so he added:
“I think she’s one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time. I think she blows all of the people that you f*cking named out of the f*cking water. She’s incredible.”
You can watch ‘The Always Sunny Podcast’ episode and Heart’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ performance below.