Steven Tyler To Record Led Zeppelin Cover... With Chaka Kahn?

The Aerosmith front man and the I'm Every Woman Singer will be recording an as-yet-undecided Led Zeppelin cover.

Steven Tyler To Record Led Zeppelin Cover... With Chaka Kahn?
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Steven Tyler's promise that he was going to be working on brand Tyler for the next few years has already seen a solo single, an autobiography and a judging role on American Idol. Now, reports are surfacing of a proposed duet between Steven Tyler and the most unlikely of counterparts; 70s pop star Chaka Kahn. What's more, the Aerosmith front man and the I'm Every Woman Singer will be recording an as-yet-undecided Led Zeppelin cover. In an interview with Billboard.com, Chaka Kahn revealed how the pair had met, and where the plans to cover messers Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones had come from; "We were at Elton John's party and we got to talk and we both wanted to sing together. We said, 'Let's do a mutual song, by you know, a neutral band -- a band that we both love,' and we both love Zeppelin." How this proposed recording project will affect the completion of Aerosmith's long mooted new studio album remains to be seen. The band, who has not released an album of original material since 2001's Just Push Play, is set to enter the studio in July. Joe Perry's comments on twitter that he has Been listening to fans comments over last couple of yrs... putting that in creative blender suggests that the album may be a return to the band's hard-rocking roots, as does the news that Jack Douglas, who was at the helm for the band's trio of mid-seventies classics Get Your Wings, Toys In The Attic and Rocks, will be producing. Recently, the band snubbed the opportunity to appear on American Idol alongside their front man turned host, with Joe Perry having claimed that the band were never even asked to play the show.

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    jannick
    emhaslam wrote: Worst photo of Steven, ever?!
    has there ever been a good one?
    vommitron
    im playing bass on the said track and must tell you steven is an extremely nice man!
    biff022
    Did someone say they'd pick Aerosmith over Zep? Wow. Totally agree... they've always just been a watered down knockoff of Zep. Weak.
    Buddy Rider
    Anyone else have to google the girl's name hoping she wasn't a past Idol contestant?
    the_white_bunny
    Buddy Rider wrote: Anyone else have to google the girl's name hoping she wasn't a past Idol contestant?
    no i know things about music.
    Rockwell92
    What's with all the hate against Steven Tyler? I don't see what everyone's problem is about him judging on Idol, I think it's great that he, as one of the big rockers of the 70s, is not shunned by mainstream music, and that there is a mutual appreciation of the art of singing. Imo, besides that Steven Tyler has the best voice alive since Robert Plant lost his (he can still sing, but it doesn't compare to what he used to be able to do).
    Dumpster510
    Buddy Rider wrote: Anyone else have to google the girl's name hoping she wasn't a past Idol contestant?
    No. Chaka Kahn is a well known singer.
    thewho65
    And the collaboration's title? "Ain't Nobody Tell Me How To Walk This Way."
    Raining Kasch
    emhaslam wrote: Worst photo of Steven, ever?!
    Nah. I saw a cover photo of him on a magazine once. His face was gaunt, he was totally pale, and the skin was hanging on his face. He was a total mess.
    Raining Kasch
    I wasn't aware Aerosmith were still trying to get Steven back. Just hire someone else, he's obviously to far gone and self absorbed in what he's doing with his own career.
    lagofala
    Steven tyler can do whatever the hell he wants. He doesnt have to please anyone. That's true rock and roll.
    ProgJazzMath
    Anyone else think about the KISS shreds video where the dude just shouts Chaka Kahn randomly?
    The6thEmpyre
    shwilly wrote: Chaka Kahn has a fantastic voice. It's hard to ruin a Zeppelin song anyways ...although Puff Daddy sure got pretty damn close
    lol aw come on, he just wanted you to "come with me"
    Rockwell92
    I don't know Chaka Kahn but I think if anyone could cover Led Zeppelin well, it has to be Steven Tyler.
    threedaysgrace9
    This seems a rushed attempt to jump on the "let's cover Zeppelin" train after the overwhelming response to Trent Reznor and Karen O's cover of The Immigrant Song that is featured in the trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
    slaveskinJACKET
    threedaysgrace9 wrote: This seems a rushed attempt to jump on the "let's cover Zeppelin" train after the overwhelming response to Trent Reznor and Karen O's cover of The Immigrant Song that is featured in the trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
    Or maybe people just always want to cover Led Zeppelin because their music is great. I mean, you probably won't ever see a Three Days Grace tribute album, to put it in perspective.
    shwilly
    Chaka Kahn has a fantastic voice. It's hard to ruin a Zeppelin song anyways ...although Puff Daddy sure got pretty damn close
    Jyrgen
    threedaysgrace9 wrote: This seems a rushed attempt to jump on the "let's cover Zeppelin" train after the overwhelming response to Trent Reznor and Karen O's cover of The Immigrant Song that is featured in the trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
    That cover is wonderful, btw.
    biff022
    It'll have to be better than that garbage cover Jason Bonham was playing with that horrendous woman singer during the NBA Playoff intros... Cashing in on dad.
    espChris93
    biff022 wrote: It'll have to be better than that garbage cover Jason Bonham was playing with that horrendous woman singer during the NBA Playoff intros... Cashing in on dad.
    yeah horrible cover I've been glued to the playoffs this year and cringe everytime I hear it, I thought I was the only one haha
    Dave Frenzy
    peachesenregali wrote: What have you done with the real Steven!!?
    drowned him in botox and thrown obscene amounts of money at him.... Problem?
    That_Hot_Guy
    Wow that's one ugly old chick in that picture....wait, is that...is that Steven Tyler?
    fenderstrattele
    Sir-Shredalot : All aerosmith were to me was a cheap american imitation of zep.
    are you serious? i'd pick Aerosmith over zeppelin any day of the week. I guess it's whatever you like best...
    livinoffaprayer
    Dave Frenzy wrote: peachesenregali wrote: What have you done with the real Steven!!? drowned him in botox and thrown obscene amounts of money at him.... Problem?
    trololololol
    shoule79
    Please somebody stop Steven Tyler, his badness is getting out of control. He hasn't done anything decent in over 20 years, then American Idol, and now desecrating Zeppelin.....
    pwninator123
    He's still a great singer, Chaka Khan is one of the most respected pop singers to have graced this earth, and Steven Tyler judged the most respectable and Rock-oriented season of idol. Anyone see the episode where all 4 guys did Band On The Run and played their own instruments? Or the one where the guy did a pitch-perfect cover of You Got Another Thing Comin' by Judas Priest? Apparently not.