Train release first track from their Led Zeppelin II covers album

Listen to 'The Lemon Song'

Earlier this month, Train announced plans to cover ‘Led Zeppelin II’ in its entirety for their next release.

The band are primarily known for their hit ‘Drops Of Jupiter,’ with the Led Zeppelin announcement coming as a surprise to most fans.

Speaking in a statement, Train singer Pat Monohan said: “They are so hard to record, especially when you are trying to get as close a version as you can to the original. The mixes, the time that they put in, it’s crazy how great they were as a band.”

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Led Zeppelin are currently facing a jury trial to determine whether they plagiarised the opening of their 1971 classic track ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

The case was originally brought against the band by Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the late Randy California (real name Randy Wolfe), who played guitar in Spirit. Skidmore argues that Wolfe should be given a writing credit on the track ‘Stairway To Heaven’ as it resembles his band’s 1968 song ‘Taurus’. The two bands toured together in 1968 and 1969.

In a decision made in Los Angeles on Friday (April 8), as reported by Reuters, US district judge Gary Klausner said that the two tracks were “substantially” similar enough to warrant a trial. The jury will determine whether Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are liable for copyright infringement.

You can listen to Train’s cover of ‘The Lemon Song’ below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhF_LkSJqo

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