The metal titans in Mastodon are paying tribute to their late manager Nick John with a cover song from John’s favorite band, Led Zeppelin.
The band performed “Stairway To Heaven” at John’s funeral and will release their cover as a limited 10″ vinyl single for Record Store Day in April, with proceeds going to a cancer charity.
In a statement, Mastodon called John “essentially the band’s Dad” and said they “would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John”
Mastodon will be touring with Coheed & Cambria this summer and performing their 2009 album Crack The Skye in full to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary.

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