- 29 Mar 21
Metallica released their live album with the San Francisco Symphony - 'S&M2' - back in September 2020.
Speaking on his Apple Music 1 show Rocket Hour, he told guest SG Lewis:
“I've just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period. I've been working with Gorillaz and people like that. I haven't been doing any Elton stuff, but I've been doing great stuff with other people.”
While he didn’t offer any information about the track itself, Miley Cyrus recently revealed that she was working on a Metallica-related project, which included a collaboration with Elton on a cover of the metal outfit's 1991 track 'Nothing Else Matters'.
Cyrus announced in a recent interview that the song also features Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and pianist Yo-Yo Ma.
“I’m so excited about this collaboration,” she said. “Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist 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, you know? Or it seems like a concoction that no-one would ever put together, and you’ve got to have someone wild enough like Watt that will take that risk.”
Elton John appeared on Ozzy’s Ordinary Man album and featured on the title track to Alice In Chains’ 2009 album Black Gives Way To Blue. He also surprisingly appeared on Saxon’s Party ’Til You Puke, from the latter’s 1986 album Rock The Nations, so his deep dive into the metal genre isn't a completely new experience for the singer-songwriter.
Revisit Hot Press's pick of the five greatest Metallica albums here.