Mary J. Blige Covers Zep Classic – Be Afraid!
Mary J. Blige has teamed up with Steve Vai to record a version of Stairway To Heaven – and we are not joking.
The r&b star has also brought in Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, bassist Randy Jackson (who was once in Journey, and is now an American Idol judge) and Michael Jackson’s one-time touring guitarist Orianthi.
Blige (Surely that should be Bilge? – Ed.) told Spinner:
“I think this song is not hard at all because it’s based on pure emotion… and once you get lost in the rock’n'roll moment of it, all you can do is scream to the top of your lungs or go as low as you need to go… it’s a spirit thing.” Right.
Stairway… is expected to turn up as a bonus track on Blige’s re-issue of her album Stronger With Each Tear.
She also wants to due on another song with Robert Plant. Before you know it, she’ll be offering her services to Aerosmith!