Stream Mastodon’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover, Recorded in Honor of Band Manager Nick John for Record Store Day

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A special release this past weekend as part of Record Store Day was Mastodon‘s “Stairway to Nick John” 10″ single, a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” recorded by the metal band in memory of its late manager, Nick John, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

The song surfaced online over the weekend, which was good to see as the song was not released digitally yet. Stream the metal band’s eight-minute cover below:

Here’s more information on Mastodon’s cover, as revealed by the band on Facebook in February.

In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was…

Posted by Mastodon on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Mastodon will hit the road in May with Coheed & Cambria on The Unheavenly Skye Tour, which will find the band play all of its Crack the Skye album in full each night. The dates:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater*
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Columbus, OH Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre*
Friday, May 31, 2019 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville
Sunday, June 02, 2019 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Friday, June 07, 2019 New York, NY Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Monday, June 10, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Outdoors*
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove*
Friday, June 14, 2019 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Seattle, WA Marymoor*
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 San Diego, CA Petco Park – Park at the Park
Friday, June 28, 2019 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Phoenix, NV Comerica Theatre
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

*not a Live Nation date

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