Miley Cyrus to release star-studded Metallica covers album

Posted by on January 7, 2021


Pop singer Miley Cyrus has divulged more details about the Metallica covers album she is planning to release. 

According to a new interview with UK radio station Capital FM’s ‘Breakfast with Roman Kemp,’ Cyrus has recorded a cover of “Nothing Else Matters” that features Sir Elton John on piano. She also mentions that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will make appearances. Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone) is set to produce the project.

“I’m so excited about this collaboration. I’m really stoked. I love when ingredients don’t quite fit,” Cyrus told the radio show. “Or it seems like a concoction that no one would ever put together, and you gotta have someone like Watt that will take that risk.”

Cyrus first mentioned the covers album back in October, telling Interview Magazine that she was working on the project and that doing so had brought her out of a creative funk. “We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.” 

This isn’t the first time Cyrus has publicly covered Metallica, or professed her love for the band. During her 2019 Glastonbury set she played a version of “Nothing Else Matters.” She also cited the band as inspiration for her 2020 album ‘Plastic Hearts.’ 

Her love of rock hasn’t gone unnoticed by Metallica either. Following Cyrus’ performance of Temple of the Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” during the ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell’ event, Lars Ulrich took to the internet to say how impressed he was with her cover. In an Instagram post, he wrote, “Still stunned by your next level version of ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ for Chris! Beyond inspiring.” 

There is still no timeline for when the album might be released.

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