A little bit of light has seeped into these dark days with a new collaboration by '70s heavyweights Peter Frampton and the Doobie Brothers. The team-up resulted in a surprisingly fresh and riveting take on Eric Clapton's Let It Rain" from his classic 1970 self-titled debut.
Doobies guitarist Tom Johnston told Rolling Stone how the former-touring mates decided to join forces for the new digital track: "A couple of months ago, Peter and I were going over various tunes after deciding to do a song or video together. I tossed out 'Let It Rain' by Eric Clapton and he loved the idea. He’s a phenomenal guitarist and a fan of Clapton’s as am I, so it seemed a great idea to take to the rest of the guys."
Johnston added, "Peter, Pat (Simmons), and I took verses and solos and John (McFee) played some cool pedal steel and helped us put that together with Bill Payne on piano, John Cowan on bass, and Ed Toth on drums. Also (Frampton keyboardist) Rob Arthur, who did all the video work, played B3. It was a team effort! We really enjoyed working together on this with Peter."