Elton John Says Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Is “One Of The Best Songs Ever Written”

During Metallica and Miley Cyrus’ recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show”, the group were joined by Elton John via video link. John was brought on the program to discuss his guest spot on Cyrus’ cover of “Nothing Else Matters”, which is featured on the new “Black Album” tribute record “The Metallica Blacklist.” John says it was a “no-brainer” to contribute to the track, while also adding:

“This is one of the best songs ever written, to me. It’s a song that never gets old. Playing on this track I just couldn’t wait because the chord structure, the melodies, the time changes — it’s got drama written all over it.”

Notably, John’s kind words actually moved Metallica frontman James Hetfield to tears.

Watch Metallica & Miley Cyrus Perform “Nothing Else Matters” On “The Howard Stern Show”

Yesterday (September 9), Metallica were joined by Miley Cyrus for a performance of “Nothing Else Matters” on “The Howard Stern Show.” You can find footage of that and footage of “Sad But True” from the same set below. Metallica’s collaboration with Cyrus comes after the pop singer previously teamed up with Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for a cover of “Nothing Else Matters“. That track is from the new Metallica tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist,” which was released today (September 10), alongside an expanded 30th anniversary edition of “The Black Album.”

Metallica To Perform With Miley Cyrus On “The Howard Stern Show”

Metallica will be performing with Miley Cyrus on “The Howard Stern Show” on September 9 at 12 PM ET. This news comes after Cyrus previously teamed up with Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith for a cover of “Nothing Else Matters“. That track is from the upcoming Metallica tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist,” which will be released on September 10, alongside an expanded 30th anniversary edition of “The Black Album.”

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Foo Fighters, Journey, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2021 Lollapalooza Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Lollapalooza festival. The event will take place on July 29 – August 1 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL and it will feature a number of rock acts like Foo Fighters, Journey, Limp Bizkit, All Time Low, Angels & Airwaves, and Jimmy Eat World, as well as rap and pop artists like Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, and Miley Cyrus. The full lineup can be found in the below poster:

Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Etc. Set For 2021 BottleRock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 BottleRock festival. The event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on September 3-5 and it will feature Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, Brandi Carlile, and more.

AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 23 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Duo/Group:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Rock Artist:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

  • AC/DC – “Power Up”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Plastic Hearts”
  • Glass Animals – “Dreamland”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Tickets To My Downfall”
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Letter To You”

Top Rock Song:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “My Ex’s Best Friend” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Level Of Concern“

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

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.”

Miley Cyrus Working On Metallica Covers Album

During a recent interview with Interview Magazine, Miley Cyrus revealed that she is working on a Metallica covers album. She said the following about that:

“We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that. We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it [the COVID-19 pandemic downtime] felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.”

Bad Wolves Preview Cover Of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Bad Wolves have shared a preview of their cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” The full track is available via the band’s Patreon.

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