NEW MUSIC: MILEY CYRUS | NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (FEAT. ELTON JOHN, NE-YO, ROBERT TRUJILLO & MORE)
First announced back in 2020, singer Miley Cyrus had spent time recording Metallica material, with an update this year revealing that Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, and others were involved. Next, Metallica announced an upcoming "Black Album" reissue that will partner with a Metallica covers album by various artists called "The Metallica Blacklist," the tribute set featuring Cyrus' take on "Nothing Else Matters," one of the watershed 1991 metal album's original singles. In addition, the Cyrus cover version is now available to hear. The tune, released by Metallica alongside Tuesday's "Black Album" announcement, includes contributions from John and Smith alongside Cyrus' lead vocal; it also counts Ozzy and Post Malone producer Watt (Andrew Watt), cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Metallica's own Robert Trujillo among its collaborators. "Blacklist," along with a remastered version of the original "The Black Album," will both be released Sept. 10 via Metallica's Blackened Recordings. The covers album boasts new renditions from a total of 53 artists. Cyrus released her seventh studio album, "Plastic Hearts," in November 2020. Over the last year, she’s been on a tear covering notable classics from Hole, The Cranberries, Nine Inch Nails and more.