LISTEN: Tommy Shaw of Styx Covers Led Zeppelin's "Going to California"

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 12: Singer Tommy Shaw of the band Styx performs onstage at The Saban on January 12, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
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Tommy Shaw, best known as the guitarist for the band Styx, is in a Zeppelin kind of mood. Shaw has released a lovely cover version of the Led Zeppelin classic, taken from the band's fourth album from 1971.

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"After touring behind two Shaw Blades albums we discussed a second album of covers and actually recorded a few more," Shaw shared about the track. "But we never officially set a project into motion. Styx would soon get back together and hit the road with the Return To Paradise tour. Will Evankovich and I decided to cut “Going To California” and did it at my home studio in the Hollywood Hills.

"We recently gave it a listen and when Styx manager Charlie Brusco suggested we release it now to help fill the musical void that the lockdown had created, it suddenly had a new purpose," the guitarist added. "We had it mastered here in Nashville and created some artwork and got it placed on all the streaming platforms. Robert Plant’s original vocal is stellar but I tried to make it my own while honoring its essence. I hope you enjoy it!"

Listen to Tommy Shaw's take on Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" below.

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The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 20.

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