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Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

Just watched a video of Steve Vai playing Stairway to Heaven with Mary J. Blige, Randy Jackson on Bass, and Orianthi on Guitar. WTF? Horrible!
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Re: Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

old news. It is the news that started the 2010 flower jem thread :
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/th...jem-99318.html
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Re: Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlIir...eature=related

direct link for those interested....

I could never have liked this ... no matter who did it... some times its hard to be unbiased about stuff and this is definitely one of those things for me
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I thought it was going to suck big time, but actually I think this is much better than the Zeppelin version! Much more accessible and today sounding...

Although I am not a Zeppelin fan at all, I do like 1 or 2 of their songs this being one of them..."All Of My Love" maybe being the other one...

Mary J. Blige kicked the crap out of it! I mean Plant used to get flak back in the day, for not singing as good as the dude from Kingdom Come for crying out loud!! And KC was a Zeppelin rip off joke band!

Well done IMHO...and now you can all yell at me!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FE_7E6RiIc&NR=1

She seems genuine and cool about it too...

The Whole Lotta Love version is also better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYvGQ...eature=related

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Re: Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

I think they did it very well! I am not a fan of Lepplin either, nor this song. But it's great to hear al lthat went into it, and especially see the video of all that went into it!
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It's a travesty. No heart, no soul. Just filthy garbage.

Write your own damn music already.
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Re: Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

No one can sing stairway like Plant did.
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Re: Vai and Mary J. Blige do Stairway?

Just watched the "making of" video and I found the following amusing :

- Mary J Blige wears sunglasses in the studio
- Mary J Blige requires a lyric sheet in order to sing the words "Oh-woa, oh-woa, oh-woa"
- Mary J Blige doesn't seem to have a clue who Steve Vai is but was very excited to work with Orianthi
- Mary J Blige compares Led Zeppelin's masterpiece to going out shoe shopping

I thought it was ok, though - of all the singers in that style, MJB sticks to the tune more than most, without as much of that annoying vocal widdling they all like to do.
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