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Miley Cyrus Drops ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Details Metallica Covers Album Feat. 53 Huge Collaborators

UPDATE (23/6/21): A previous version of this story said that Miley Cyrus was making a Metallica covers album. However, the album is actually the 30th anniversary reissue of Metallica’s self-titled album, otherwise known as The Black Album – Cyrus contributed to one cover, ‘Nothing Else Matters’.

Original Story:

Our first taste of Miley Cyrus‘s Metallica covers album has arrived, in the form of a cover of the thrash kings’ classic Black Album ballad ‘Nothing Else Matters’.

And the queen of covers has gone all-out on the collab, enlisting a veritable Justice League of musical icons for the rendition including * takes breath * Sir Elton John, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica’s own Robert Trujillo on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums.

“Honored to be in company of some of the greatest to ever do it,” Cyrus wrote on social media alongside a brief clip of one of her vocal takes.


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The full song is accompanied by a wild west style visualiser, which you can check out below.

Meanwhile, Cyrus’s Metallica covers album, which we now know is called The Metallica Blacklist and features a whopping 53 collaborators across seven LPs, is due to land on September 10th.

Some of said collaborators include Weezer, Biffy Clyro, St. Vincent, Royal Blood, Mac Demarco, Phoebe Bridgers, plus Australia’s very own pub rock heroes, The Chats, who are all covering their favourite songs off Black, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity (although we’re not sure which specific charity or charities yet).

You can watch the trailer for the full project below as well, or pre-order it here.

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