Happy Tax Day!
Sure you spent the last few weeks digging through your tax forms and now your ready to claw your eyes out.
Well...here's one more reason to burn out your retinas...
R&B singer Mary J. Blige has decided to cover a couple of Led Zeppelin tracks.
The 2 songs...STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN & WHOLE LOTTA LOVE!!!!!
Before you get all in a huff...let it be known that Steve Vai was brought in to play guitar on Stairway...and the 17 year old guitar virtuoso Orianthi contributes to the guitar sound, along with Randy (American Idol/Journey) Jackson on bass and Travis Barker (punk band Blink-182) on drums.
Check out the making of the song here.
So the version of Stairway wasn't horrible...and she's not the first to cover it. U2, Frank Zappa, The Foo Fighters, The Dave Matthews Band, and Great White to name a few have taken a stab at the song.
HOWEVER, her version of Whole Lotta Love is just plain terrible...
hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODRJYz-ng3w
IS THAT A DRUM MACHINGE?!?!?!?! Pretty sure John Bonham is in the process of rolling over now.
Hope that made tax day more memorable...until next time.