Legendary hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto has teamed up with the self-proclaimed "one-armed keyboardist" Todd Waites to record a piano-and-voice cover version of the AUDIOSLAVE classic "Like A Stone". The track is available for free download at this location.
Soto tweeted earlier today: "Was honored to be asked and hired to sing this incredible song, Like A Stone, for my friend #ToddWaites @ToddWaites originally sung and written by the late, great @chriscornell with @Audioslave. Free download, enjoy!"
Jeff Scott Soto's career spans over thirty years. He was first introduced to the public as the vocalist for guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen's iconic first two solo albums before going on to front esteemed hard rock band TALISMAN. He is also one of the vocalists for the wildly popular TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, the lead vocalist for super group W.E.T. (featuring JSS alongside members of ECLIPSE and WORK OF ART), and creative visionary for the more metal leaning Soto, among many other musical activities he has been involved in. He also held a stint fronting Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers JOURNEY and was one of the vocalists for the officially sanctioned QUEEN tribute QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA. His incredible voice has led to many an artist inviting him to do guest lead vocals or background vocals on their albums, including, but not limited to, STRYPER, Joel Hoekstra, SAIGON KICK, Fergie Frederiksen, Lita Ford, STEELHEART, and more.
In 1994, he released his first solo outing, "Love Parade", followed by the acclaimed "Prism" (2002), "Lost In The Translation" (2005), "Beautiful Mess" (2009), "Damage Control" (2012) and "Retribution" (2017).
As a professional musician/keyboardist, Todd has toured all over the U.S. and beyond playing concerts in front of tens of thousands of people each year. He's been featured in Keyboard magazine, various news outlets, and even had the great honor of helping David Bryan, keyboardist for multi-platinum band BON JOVI, learn how to compensate when he suffered a finger injury. He has appeared on numerous CD releases (both domestic and international), a double live DVD, and is a main character in a motivational book "I Work With Crabby Crappy People", published in 2012, in which he also wrote/recorded the digital soundtrack.
Waites lost his complete arm and shoulder to cancer at 14 years of age, followed by nearly two years of rigorous treatments, plus another surprising diagnosis of cancer (thyroid) in late 2014.