ABC/Randy HolmesFor Record Store Day last month, Mastodon released a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven,” which they recorded in honor of their late manager, Nick John. If you couldn’t get your hands on the physical single, you can download it now via digital outlets.
The vinyl single also included a live version of the “Stairway” cover, which Mastodon performed during John’s funeral. That performance is also available now for digital download.
John died in September 2018 of pancreatic cancer. Proceeds from the “Stairway” cover will be donated to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Mastodon will launch a co-headlining tour with Coheed and Cambria May 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. During the outing, Mastodon will be playing their 2009 album Crack the Skye in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
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