Listen To Mastodon’s Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

Mastodon recently paid tribute to their late manager Nick John by releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” on vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. That track has since leaked online and can be heard below:

The band previously commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”

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Green Day, High On Fire, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Halestorm, Beartooth, Etc. Among 2019 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below, and the full list HERE.

  • The Alarm, “Strength” ‘85 – 2LP
  • Alien Weaponry, “Tu” – LP
  • Bad Religion, “My Sanity / Chaos From Within” – 7” vinyl
  • Basement, “Be Here Now” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Beartooth, “Be Sides” – 7” vinyl
  • Frank Black, “Frank Black” – LP
  • Frank Black, “Teenager of the Year” – 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, “The Epic Archive” – 2LP
  • Alice Cooper, “Dirty Diamonds” – LP
  • Cherie Currie, “Blvd of Splendor” – LP
  • The Dead Weather, “Be Still” – 3” vinyl
  • Death Grips, “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Grabber Remix)” – LP
  • Def Leppard, “The Story So Far Vol. 2/B-Sides” – 2LP
  • Dio, “Last in Line” – 12” Picture Disc
  • The Doors, “London Fog” – 10” vinyl
  • Foo Fighters, “Big Me” – 3” vinyl
  • Ace Frehley, “Spaceman” – 12” picture disc
  • Generation X, “Your Generation (Winstanley Mix)” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Goblin, “Yell” – 7” vinyl
  • Green Day, “Woodstock 1994” – LP
  • Green Jelly, “Cereal Killer Sounds” – LP
  • Green River, “Live at the Tropicana 1984” – LP
  • Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires” – LP
  • Halestorm, “Buzz / Chemical” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Hawkwind, “The 1999 Party / Live at the Chicago Auditorium” – 2LP
  • High on Fire, “Bat Salad” – 12” vinyl single
  • The Interrupters, “She’s Kerosene” – 3” vinyl
  • Jethro Tull, “North Sea Oil” – 10” vinyl
  • L7, “Burn Baby” – 7” vinyl
  • Mark Lanegan Band, “Stitch It Up” – 7” vinyl
  • Mastodon, “Stairway to Nick John” – 10” vinyl
  • Brian May, “New Horizons” – 12” vinyl
  • The Menzingers, “No Penance / Cemetery’s Garden” – 7” vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, “Joe Haze Sessions” – 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Overkill / Bomber” – 2 X 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Rockaway Beach” – 7” vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, “The Black Parade Is Dead (Live in Mexico)” – 2LP
  • Pearl Jam, “Live at Easy Street” – LP
  • Pelican, “Midnight & Mescaline” – 7″ vinyl
  • Justin Courtney Pierre, “Open Mic at the Lo-Fi, Vol. 1” – 12” vinyl
  • The Pietasters, “Willis” – LP
  • Iggy Pop, “The Villagers / Pain and Suffering” – 7” vinyl
  • Iggy Pop, “Hippodrome, Paris 1977” – 2LP
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – 2 X 12” picture disc
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m in Love With My Car” – 7” vinyl
  • The Raconteurs, “Store Bought Bones” – 3” vinyl
  • Ramones, “Live at the Palladium” – 2LP
  • Rancid, “Ruby Soho” – 3” vinyl
  • Rush, “Hemispheres” – 12” picture disc
  • Sunn O))), “Life Metal” – 2LP, CD
  • Saxon, “Thunderbolt (Singles)” – 4 X 7” vinyl
  • Seven Mary Three, “American Standard” – LP
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Ledbetter Heights” – 2LP
  • Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer, “Jeepster / Monolith” – 7” vinyl
  • Joe Strummer, “The Rockfield Studio Tracks” – 12” vinyl
  • The Struts, “Young & Dangerous” – LP
  • Sublime, “NUGS: Best of the Box” – LP
  • Serj Tankian, “Harakiri” – LP
  • Thrice, “Palms – Deeper Wells” – 12” vinyl
  • The Used, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl
  • Various Artists, “No Alternative” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “The Crow soundtrack” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers – The Album” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Howard Stern’s Private Parts” – 2LP
  • Violent Femmes, “Hallowed Ground” – LP
  • Weezer, “Teal Album” – LP
  • Weezer, “Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets” – LP
  • Jack White, “Love Interruption” – 3” vinyl
  • The White Stripes, “Candy Cane Child” – 3” vinyl
  • The Wonder Years, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl

[via Loudwire]

Mastodon To Release Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” As A Tribute To Their Late Manager

Mastodon have announced that they will be releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” as a tribute to their late manager Nick John, who sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The track will be available as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) and proceeds will go towards the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The band commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”

Sunn O)))’s New Album “Life Metal” Will Be Released As Part Of Record Store Day

Sunn O))) have announced that physical copies of their new album “Life Metal” will be released on April 13 as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The effort will be available on CD and vinyl in U.S. independent record stores and on vinyl in European/UK record stores. The album will then hit digital outlets and other retailers on April 26. As previously reported, the band are also planning to release another new album titled “Pyroclasts” in the fall.

In other news, the group have also announced a couple of album listening parties. Those will be held on March 31 at Gaîte Lyrique in Paris, FRA (RSVP here) and on April 9 at The Institute Of Life in Hackney, London (RSVP here). The band said the following about that:

“With great pleasure we present a few special public deep listening sessions of our forthcoming album Life Metal. Our wish and intention are to offer the astounding presence, detail and color of this recording on great PA systems in a public situation as an introduction.

Part of the joy of producing and mastering this album in the studio was that we were fortunate to be able to listen on the perfect high fidelity playback situations for the record, top precise studio sound guided by the best ears in the business. With these public listening sessions we hope to get a step closer to that experience of being inside the studio for you all at these special events, a few weeks before the album is unleashed upon the world.”

Pearl Jam Chosen As 2019 Record Store Day Ambassadors

Pearl Jam have been chosen as the 2019 Record Store Day ambassadors. This year the event will take place at independent record stores on April 13.

Mike McCready commented:

“Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before I even really knew what they were, there was a certain feeling of ‘this is a dream come true,’ and it’s a wonderland and there’s so much to learn in here… and it’s still that way.

Support every independent record store that you can. They’re really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place to find it. And it helps people who work here and that’s important, too. And it kind of takes an effort, you have to look for something that you want; you have to talk to people. I had to talk to people to figure out which Aerosmith record to get first or anything back in the day. It’s a place to learn. It’s a place to have fun. And it’s a place to discover new music.”

Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Releases Set For 2018 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day (November 23) has been posted. You can see a list of various rock/metal releases below, and can view the full list at recordstoreday.com.

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  • A Perfect Circle, “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” 7”
  • Alice Cooper, “Live From the Astroturf” LP
  • Anthrax, “Kings Among Scotland” 3XLP
  • Babymetal, “Distortion” 12”
  • Blue Oyster Cult, “Some Enchanted Evening” (Legacy Edition) 2XLP
  • Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good” 7” (featuring title track and Temple Of The Dog‘s “Stargazer” live at the Paramount)
  • CKY, “Too Precious to Kill” EP (featuring “Chase Me“, “Fists To The Sky“, “One Step Ahead“, “Bite It You Scum” (GG Allin cover))
  • Dead Kennedys, Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions LP
  • Dio, “Holy Diver Live At 35” 12” (featuring “Holy Diver” live at Donington in 1983 and studio version of “Electra” on 12″ Dio logo die-cut release)
  • The Germs, “What We Do Is Secret” LP
  • Guns N’ Roses, “Shadow of Your Love” / “Movin’ To The City” 7”
  • Nothing, “Blue Line Baby” LP (featuring “Spell” and previously unreleased track “Dirty White Glove“)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Mono” EP 7”
  • Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation” Soundtrack LP
  • Judas Priest, “Rocka Rolla” LP
  • Rage Against The Machine, “Live And Rare” 2XLP (previously released in Japan in 1997)
  • Ramones, “Live In Glasgow Dec. 19, 1977” 2XLP
  • Smashing Pumpkins, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” LP
  • Stone Sour, “Stone Sour” LP (remastered with bonus 2002 live CD)
  • Stone Temple Pilots, “Live 2018” LP
  • Sublime, “Greatest Hits” LP
  • Tom Morello, “The Atlas Underground” (Instrumentals) 2XLP
  • Type O Negative, “Bloody Kisses” 25th Anniversary Edition 3XLP (featuring an extra LP of bonus tracks)
  • Type O Negative / Trivium, “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” 7”
  • Weezer, “Africa” (Toto cover) 10”

Led Zeppelin Post Trailer For “Record Store Day” Limited Edition 7-Inch Single

Led Zeppelin have posted a new trailer for their “Record Store Day” (April 21) limited edition 7″ single. That release, which will be pressed on yellow vinyl, was produced by Jimmy Page, and it will come with a mix of “Rock and Roll” from the “Sunset Sound Mixes” for “Led Zeppelin IV”, and the “Olympic Sound Mix” of “Friends,” which removes the orchestration for “a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.”