How Mike Myers got Beyonce into Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin are one of those bands whose music continues to be passed down through the generations, and according to the actor Mike Myershe helped introduce the hard rock icons led by Robert Plant to the music superstar Beyonce.
Myers recalled how the hit happened in a vanity lounge video (see below) in which he shares stories related to some of his film roles, and as many will recall, a young Beyonce starred alongside Myers as Foxxy Cleopatra in the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember. At this point in her career, Beyonce had yet to go solo and was just beginning to see Destiny’s Child’s career skyrocket.
As Myers reflects on the making of the film, one example he recalls is how Beyonce shared an interest in what he was listening to at the time.
“Beyoncé was a dream. She was the most lovely person in the world and she just knocked it out of the park,” Myers recalled. are you listening at the moment?’ And I said, “Oh, I’m just listening to Led Zeppelin right now. And she said, “I think I’m going to listen to this Led Zeppelin.” She had never heard of it. She was so young , and the crew was all, ‘Awww!’ »
He adds: “And then the next day she was doing this [miming holding onto headphones], and I said, ‘What are you listening to?’ She said, ‘Led Zeppelin! They are awesome!'”
Since then, Beyonce has become one of the biggest stars on the planet with a string of pop hits, first with Destiny’s Child and then as a solo artist. And that Led Zeppelin love, first acquired by Myers, paid off years later when Beyonce sampled “When the Levee Breaks” for her 2016 track “Don’t Hurt Yourself” with Jack White. Lemonade album.