Come On And Ride It: Train announce entire cover album of ‘Led Zeppelin II’

Cover songs are so passé. But cover albums will soon be all the rage.

And we can possibly look back upon this week and note the start of the trend, as Bay Area rock band Train, known for appearances on The Batchlorette and rom-com standard “Drops of Jupiter”, have announced plans to cover Led Zeppelin’s 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II.

The album is titled Train does Led Zeppelin II, it’ll be out June 3 (pre-order it here), and proceeds go to Family House SanFrancisco. So there is a silver lining.

“It’s no surprise that Led Zeppelin is one of our favorite bands,” says Train frontman Patrick Monahan in a statement. “I’ve been singing Zeppelin songs in every band I’ve been in since I was a young kid, Train included. It only made sense to record a Zeppelin album for all of you, but it was obviously a difficult decision to pick which one. We followed our hearts and chose Led Zeppelin II. When we perform Zeppelin songs it brings people a different perspective of our band and brings us closer to people because their work is a common love for so many. Those of you on Sail Across the Sun got to see it live, and we can’t wait to share it with more of you!”

The band will be performing the album on both coasts come June, including shows in New York (Irving Plaza, June 1), Los Angeles (Troubadour, June 6), Seattle (Neumos, June 8), and San Francisco (Great American Music Hall, June 14).

“We’re just fans of the greatest rock band ever,” Monahan adds. “We work really hard to be the best band we can be and playing Zeppelin’s music gives us a great feeling of accomplishment.”

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