Metallica does the favor by re-reading an Elton John song

Metallica does the favor by re-reading an Elton John song

As anyone who has listened knows”Garage Inc”, the double album of covers recorded over time released in 1998, i Metallica they love rereading other people's songs.

Despite this, however, the American band surprised when it reinterpreted a classic by in its own way Elton John: “Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” opening track of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” the double album by the British singer-songwriter “Sir” released in 1973.

The cover was performed as part of a special PBS show for this year's Gerswhin Prize for Popular Music, honoring the career and legacy of Elton and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin.

It's an exchange of favors and courtesies between stars. “Sir Elton John contributed to the cover of “Nothing Else Matters” on “The Metallica Blacklist“in 2021, and tonight you can see us return the favor!” observes the band. All under the amused gaze and participation of the song's author.

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Elton John collaborated with Miley Cyrus, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma And Rob Trujillo Metallica to a new version of “Nothing Else Matters” as part of the project “Blacklist” by Metallica to celebrate 30 years of “Black Album”.

“The Metallica Blacklist” is a tribute album featuring various artists containing covers of every track from Metallica's 1991 album of the same name (commonly known as “The Black Album”). Most of the songs are played multiple times, featuring 53 artists. The album was released digitally on September 10, 2021 and in physical format on October 1, 2021.

Speaking on the show Howard Stern (radio host for Sirius It's a song that never gets old. The chord structure, the melodies, the tempo changes, there's drama that accompanies it throughout.”

“I have to say, it was a breeze to play this song,” he added of the cover. “Metallica is probably the crème de la crème of this kind of band. You can't really define them. They're not a heavy metal band. They're a musical group. Their songs aren't just heavy metal. They're beautiful songs. This is a song really melodic, it's pretty damn awesome, to be honest.”

“If I could have said that 40 years ago, when James and I started… in Norwalk, in the garage over there, without a pot to piss in,” the Metallica drummer responded Lars Ulrich. “If you had said that 40 years later we would still be functioning, that we would be sitting here with the biggest stars in the world next to us and with Elton Zooming into your radio show talking about what we've achieved and what this record means for so many people, they would have told me that it would be the stupidest of all the stupid things I could have thought of.”