Train do a seriously strong Led Zeppelin on their latest single What Is and What Should Never Be – which is handy considering it’s a cover of a track from the English rock band’s revered 1969 sophomore set Led Zeppelin II which the Grammy-winning Drive By hitmakers have recorded ready to release on 3 June.
All proceeds from the sales of Train does Led Zeppelin II are going to Family House, a charitable organisation in San Francisco that provides a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
“It’s no surprise that Led Zeppelin is one of our favourite bands,” says Pat Monahan. “I’ve been singing Led 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.”
Train will also perform the full album at a number of venues in June, including New York’s Irving Plaza (1 June), Los Angeles’ Troubadour (6 June) Seattle’s Neumos (8 June), San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall (4 June).
Preorder the album here and check out Train’s take on Jimmy Plant and Robert Page’s second track from their classic, US and UK chart-topping LP below.