Sure, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances from the biggest names in today’s music — Usher, Ariana Grande and Five Seconds of Summer are just the first to be announced — but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a classic.
A new promo video for the August 24 show features Led Zeppelin’s 1969 “Whole Lotta Love,” a legendary and rambunctious track that’s perfect for a show as esteemed and unpredictable as the VMAs.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time — and among the best guitar tracks in history — “Whole Lotta Love” was the opening track off Led Zeppelin II, which will be one of three Zeppelin albums that will get a deluxe re-release on June 3.
Starting with the releases of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, the band will reissue all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. The albums will also feature dozens of unheard studio and live recordings.
“The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin,” Page said in a statement to MTV News. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time.”
Don’t miss the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards when they air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, on August 24 at 9 p.m. ET.