The 'Rocks' band recruited the legendary Led Zeppelin singer to appear on a song from their forthcoming tenth album, and regular vocalist Bobby Gillespie was honoured to be in the studio at the same time as him.
He told Classic Rock magazine: ''He lives near our studio and he asked if there was anything he could do. He sings on the track 'Elimination Blues'. I stood next to him in the booth when he was singing. It was the most rock 'n' roll thing ever.''
Bobby also said quitting drinking and drugs has helped him become a better musician for this album.
He said: ''I've got a clarity and perception I didn't have before. I'd have died if I'd carried on like I was. I was putting myself into some terrible places psychologically and physically. I'm free of that now, and I'm a better writer, performer and person for it.''