Amy Lee of Evanescence Covers Zeppelin’s “Going to California” [Video]

Amy Lee Going to California

Amy Lee, photo courtesy

Amy Lee of Evanescence launched her own YouTube channel a month ago with a black-and-white video for her cover of “It’s a Fire” by Portishead. A week later she posted a cover of U2’s “With or Without You” in a similar style.

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Today she added a cover of “Going to California,” the mellow Led Zeppelin classic, to the page. Here it is:

“This song is a classic that I’ve loved for as long as I can remember,” Lee writes on her Facebook page. “It puts me at peace. … Listening to mommy sing usually helps get [Lee’s one-year-old son] Jack into that elusive sleepy place, and this song has been a regular rotation nap-time hit around our house this fall. As I was preparing for the November Evanescence shows, I just really wanted a moment like this in our set. … We had so much fun playing it live! It’s a pleasure to sing a song publicly that is such a part of who I am offstage- my roots, the style of music that we always played around my house when I was growing up, and still at every big family gathering, singing and playing music with my dad.”

Here, by the way, is Amy Lee’s Portishead:

And her U2:

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