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Miley Cyrus has recorded a Metallica cover with Elton John

By | Published on Thursday 7 January 2021

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has revealed that Elton John, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are among the guests set to appear on her upcoming Metallica covers album.

“I did a Metallica cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ featuring Elton John on piano, I’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith… just so many all-stars in this band”, she tells Capital FM. “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. Or it seems like a concoction that no one would ever put together, and you gotta have someone wild enough like Watt that will take that risk”.

Cyrus put out numerous covers of songs by different artists last year and previously performed Metallica’s 1991 song ‘Nothing Else Matters’ during her 2019 Glastonbury set. She then revealed that she was working on a full album of Metallica covers while speaking to Interview magazine in October last year.

Meanwhile, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in November, in an interview with Phoebe Bridgers for Rolling Stone, that the band have begun work on their eleventh studio album – the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’. No word yet on whether it will include any covers of Miley Cyrus songs.