As reported earlier this week by CBS News, NBC’s freshman drama Revolution, has scored LED ZEPPELIN‘s ‘Kashmir‘ and ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You‘. The songs will be featured in next week’s episode, on the same day that LED ZEPPELIN‘s Celebration Day album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released.
Check out a promo for the show featuring ‘Kashmir‘ below:
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 jumped at the chance.
“The speed and overwhelming enthusiasm with which I responded, I think, frankly weirded them out a little,” said the self-described “massive LED ZEPPELIN fan.”
Kripke said he’s probably used LED ZEPPELIN references in the titles of some 20 episodes. Revolution, about an American family struggling with the nation’s sudden loss of all electricity and all the technology it powered, was in part inspired by the band’s music and its sense of “mythic adventure,” he said.
The LED ZEPPELIN-accented episode of Revolution will air 10:01 p.m. EST Monday, November 19.