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 Share Alternate Mix Of “Nothing Else Matters”

Metallica are continuing their “Black Album” 30th anniversary celebration by sharing an “orchestra/clean guitar/vocal mix” of “Nothing Else Matters.“ You can check that out below. As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing the 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10.

Listen To Chris Stapleton’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Chris Stapleton has released his cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.” This track is from Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist,“ which will be released on September 10 alongside a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “The Black Album.”

Listen To Phoebe Bridgers’ Cover Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Phoebe Bridgers has released her cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.” This track is from Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist,“ which will be released on September 10 alongside a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “The Black Album.”

Metallica’s Video For “Nothing Else Matters” Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

Metallica’s music video for “Nothing Else Matters” has officially surpassed one billion views on YouTube. That track appears on the band’s 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”). As previously reported, the group will be releasing a deluxe 30th anniversary edition of “The Black Album” on September 10, alongside a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist.“

Listen To New Version Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” From Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” Movie

A new version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” is featured in the new Disney movie “Jungle Cruise.” The track appears twice in the film and both parts can be found below. “Jungle Cruise” will officially be released in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access tomorrow (July 30). Metallica said the following:

“It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composter James Newton Howard as we reimagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating a rendition we like to think is fit for an excursion through the Amazon. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt who take the fan favorite ride and transform it to a theatrical adventure. Not only are we big fans of Disney, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Howard, an eight-time Oscar nominee who has been recognized for films such as ‘The Fugitive’, ‘Michael Clayton’, and ‘The Village’. Our collaboration with Howard will be featured on the film’s soundtrack, available to stream or download on your favorite music platforms tomorrow.”

Metallica Share Volbeat’s Cover Of “Don’t Tread On Me” & SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Else Matters” From “The Metallica Blacklist”

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared two more tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist.” Among them are Volbeat’s cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” and SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Nothing Else Matters” covers medley “Don’t Tread On Else Matters.” Volbeat commented on their cover:

“We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. ‘Don’t Tread On Me‘ definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat‘ swing, and it turned out really great.”

Eluveitie’s Michalina Malisz And Fabienne Erni Share Hurdy-Gurdy Cover Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Eluveitie’s Michalina Malisz and Fabienne Erni have shared a hurdy-gurdy cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.” You can check that out below:

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.”