Styx’s guitarist Tommy Shaw released his own version of Led Zeppelin classic from their fourth album released in 1971, “Going to California.”
“After touring behind two Shaw Blades albums we discussed a second album of covers and actually recorded a few more,” Shaw’s thoughts about the Led Zepellin 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!”
Keep going below and watch Tommy Shaw’s lovely cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California” below: