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Hear Why Karen O Is Totally Qualified to Join Led Zeppelin


Robert Plant no longer wants to front Led Zeppelin but we can't allow Pussycat Doll (and new X Factor judge) Nicole Scherzinger to take his job because that is all kinds of wrong. However, in case of Led Zep emergency, please call Karen O. Thanks to a videographer who captured the new "red band" trailer for David Fincher's adaptation of the Swedish bestseller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman's collaboration with Trent Reznor on 1970's "Immigrant Song" is all over the web. Reznor (who is scoring Dragon Tattoo) has replaced the song's octave-jumping, see-saw guitar riff with murky, moody synths and emphasized ominously pounding percussion while Karen O brings the hammer of the gods, shrieking and snarling her way through the greatest song about a Viking invasion ever recorded. Valhalla, I am coming!

(Also: The movie looks pretty cool!)

(Also also: Wikipedia informs us "The song was placed over an animation of kittens in Viking costumes on" and "Vanilla Ice used 'Immigrant Song' as the basis for 'Power,' a rap metal song performed in concerts in 1999." Both of those factoids can be corroborated below.)

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