Heart took a pop detour during the mid-to-late '80s, pulling themselves back from the commercial brink with a slew of glossy ballads that brought the band a brand new audience at the expense of their rock roots.
The Foo Fighters started their week-long residency on 'Late Show With David Letterman' by paying tribute to Black Sabbath, but for their second night, they stayed much closer to home, teaming up with Heart for a rendition of the Seattle legends' 'Kick It Out.'
During the 1970s, I remember staying up late on a Friday night to "The Midnight Special" on NBC-TV. Long before MTV and and the digital age, that show gave us a closer look at some of the top artists of the day, performing live on stage.
Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Denny Carmassi, members of Heart during the band's mid-'80s resurgence, have filed a lawsuit against the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the band's 2013 induction -- even though they themselves were not inducted.
Normally I would argue that there is nothing like the original tune, but covering a song and doing it well is an art in and of itself, especially when you're toying with arguably the greatest rock song of all time. And if that wasn't pressure enough, sprinkle in that the original band is looking on …