Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn And Jared MacEachern Cover Iron Maiden, Metallica, Etc. Songs

On January 15, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern played a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. The performance included various Machine Head tracks as well as covers of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” System Of A Down’s “Aerials,” and a snippet of Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69.” You can watch the full show below:

Watch Jason Newsted (Ex-Metallica) Cover “I’ve Been Everywhere”

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) has shared footage of himself performing a cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere” with his Chophouse Band during a March 2019 show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida. That track was originally written by Geoff Mack and was later covered by Johnny Cash.

Metallica’s James Hetfield And Lars Ulrich Pay Tribute To Late Megaforce Records Co-Founder Marsha Zazula

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich have paid tribute to Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula, who recently passed away at the age of 68. Marsha and her husband Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula co-founded Megaforce in 1982 and they were credited with helping Metallica launch their career.

Hetfield said the following:

“Marsha Z is the Metal Matriarch of the East Coast. She was our mother when I had none. She made great sacrifices for Metallica to grow. Thank you Marsha. Love and positive energy to the Zazula family.

— James Hetfield”

Ulrich also shared his own tribute:

“Thank you Marsha for making it happen…

For supporting us, for encouraging us, for advising us, for sheltering us, for feeding us, and most importantly for cheering us on and along with your husband Jonny, believing in the possibilities of how a gang of misfits and outsiders like ourselves could connect with a larger and likeminded audience…

You were an incredibly selfless matriarch and we’ll be forever grateful for the impact you had on our lives.

Rest In Peace.”

University Students Blast Metallica During Istanbul Protest

According to Bloomberg, students in Istanbul, Turkey have been blasting Metallica tracks as part of a protest against the new head of Bogazici University Melih Bulu. Bulu is a member of the conservative and populist AK Party and was appointed to his position by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a move many view as undemocratic. The music choice was a dig at Bulu, who previously said he was a Metallica fan.

[via Blabbermouth]

Miley Cyrus Recruits Elton John, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Etc. For Her Metallica Covers Album

Back in October 2020, Miley Cyrus revealed that she was working on a Metallica covers album and now she has confirmed that the effort will feature some special guests. She said the following about that during an appearance on “Capital Breakfast With Roman Kemp“:

“I did a Metallica cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ featuring Elton John on piano. I’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith [Red Hot Chili Peppers]—so many all-stars. I’m so excited about this collaboration. Andrew Watt produced it, and I’m really stoked. I mean, having Elton John and Metallica and me—I love it when ingredients don’t quite fit.”

Lars Ulrich Says Metallica’s Best Album Is Still Ahead Of Them

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich said he believes that the band’s best album is still ahead of them. The drummer made the claim while discussing the group’s new record, which they have been working on amid the coronavirus pandemic:

“It’s the heaviest thing, the coolest. But all kidding aside, if it wasn’t because we thought that the best record was still ahead of us, then why keep doing it? In Metallica, we love the creative process, and it’s hard for me to imagine that we’ll ever stop making records.”

Watch Jason Newsted (Ex-Metallica) Cover Johnny Cash’s “Big River”

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) has shared footage of himself performing a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River” with his Chophouse Band. The video was filmed during a March 2019 show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida.

Watch Jason Newsted (Ex-Metallica) Cover Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon”

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) has shared footage of himself performing a cover of Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon” with his Chophouse Band. The video was filmed during a March 2019 show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida.