A country music superstar teaming up with a rock and roll legend.
Although, Eric Church is probably more of a rocker than a country music purist, and the Aerosmith frontman would probably agree. A few years back, he got to chatting with the Arizona Republic about his country project, country music, and Eric Church, and according to him, Chief plays like Zeppelin:
“I mean, there’s a bit of commerciality about the Daisy Dukes and all that shit over and over and over, but for the most part, three chords and the truth. It’s fucking great. And when it’s twisted just the right way? I love it. It’s what I’m all about.
I mean, listen to Eric Church. That fucking guy plays shit that’s like Zeppelin. His band is so badass, right? I mean, there’s some songs he plays that are easygoing but some he plays that are like ‘Oh my God, who the fuck is that?’ Well, that’s Eric Church.”
Pretty high praise from a guy that knows a thing or two about blowing away a crowd.
So how did they wind up on the same stage?
Back in 2015, for a John Lennon tribute concert titled, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Chief teamed up with the Demon Of Screamin’ for a performance of The Beatles’ “Revolution,” which was of course released in 1968 on their self-titled double album commonly known as the “White Album.”
The concert featured a ton of performers including Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and more.
Eric also performed John’s “Mind Games” for the concert, but perhaps my favorite Eric Church Beatles cover is his version of “Come Together” that was featured as a The Outsiders bonus track.