Listen to Steven Tyler’s “sick as f**k” cover of The Rolling Stones’ Brown Sugar

Steven Tyler has covered The Rolling Stones’ classic 1971 song Brown Sugar for a new tribute album.

The Aerosmith frontman teamed up with Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt to record the song for Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound, a tribute album to the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama, where the Stones’ recorded the original.

Tyler, who recently issued a cease and desist notice to US President Donald Trump telling him to stop playing Aerosmith songs, to describes the cover as “sick as fuck.” Speaking to podcast host Joe Rogan, he added: “We got all the players from way back then, the horn sections, got girls to sing it.”

Check out the song below.

Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound is released on September 26. As well as Tyler, it features appearances from Kid Rock, Grace Potter of Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, country stars Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton and Alison Krauss among others.

Aerosmith recently announced an 18-date residency in Las Vegas in 2019. The ‘Dueces Are Wild’ show kicks off at the Park Theater at the MGM resort on April 16.

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.