Miley Cyrus' Metallica covers album to feature Elton John and Chad Smith (2022)

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The singer has also joined forces with Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt

Miley Cyrus talks Metallica covers album

Published 7th Jan 2021
Last updated 7th Jan 2021

Miley Cyrus has revealed some of the special guests that appear on her upcoming Metallica covers album.

The 28-year-old singer announced last autumn that she’s working on a tribute album to Metallica after previously covering ‘Nothing Else Matters’ at Glastonbury in 2019.

Cyrus has now confirmed that she has drafted in Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt and the studio version of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ features ivory-tinkling from Sir Elton John, drums from Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith and cello from 18-times Grammy Award winner Yo-Yo Ma.

“I did a Metallica cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ featuring Elton John on piano. I’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith—so many all-stars,” Cyrus told Capital.

Elton John

“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.”

Cyrus previously said of the Metallica album: "We've been working on a Metallica cover album and I'm here working on that. 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."

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is an outspoken fan of Miley Cyrus. After witnessing her performance of Temple of the Dog’s ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ at the star-studded I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell concert at The Forum in Los Angeles in January 2019, Ulrich took to Instagram to praise Cyrus.

"Still stunned by your next level version of 'Say Hello 2 Heaven' for Chris! Beyond inspiring,” Ulrich enthused.

Other rock classics Miley Cyrus has previously covered include Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb.’

Miley Cyrus also covered Pearl Jam’s ‘Just Breathe’ for MTV Unplugged’s Backyard Sessions, which you can watch here:

Metallica have commenced work on their new studio album, with Lars Ulrich telling Rolling Stone before Christmas” "We're three, four weeks into some pretty serious writing.

“And of all the s--- — pandemics, fires, politics, race problems, and just f---ing looking at the state of the world — it's so easy just to so fall into a depressive state. But writing always makes me feel enthusiastic about what's next. It's like, 'F---, there's an opportunity here to still make the best record, to still make a difference. To still do something that not even turns other people on but turns me on."

The childhood homes of famous rock stars:

John Lennon’s childhood home

Now a lovingly restored Grade II listed building preserved by the National Trust, John Lennon lived at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool with his Aunt Mimi from 1945 to 1963. It featured on the cover to Oasis single 'Live Forever' in 1994 and in 2000 it was adorned with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Paul McCartney’s childhood home

Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, south Liverpool. It became a listed building in 2012 and is owned by the National Trust. The Trust markets the house as "the birthplace of the Beatles" as it was where McCartney and Lennon penned the earliest Beatles songs.

Ringo Starr’s childhood home

Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey) spent his very early childhood years at a terraced house on Madryn Street in Liverpool but moved to at two-up, two-down house 10 Admiral Grove in Dingle when he was 3 with mum Elsie when his parents separated. He lived there for the next 20 years. Pictured is 10 Admiral Grove in 1964.

David Bowie’s childhood home

40 Stansfield Road in Brixton where a young David Jones - aka David Bowie – lived until he was six years old. The house became a shrine for Bowie when the music legend died in January 2016.

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home

Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington. Nirvana fan Lee Bacon bought the house in 2018 for $225,000 (around £170,000) and told Rolling Stone: "My goal is to preserve and restore it for my generation and for my kids."

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home

Kurt Cobain's Led Zeppelin graffiti is still on the walls in his attic bedroom.

Little Richard’s childhood home

The late rock and roll pioneer was brought up alongside his eleven siblings in this detached home in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood of Macon, Georgia in the 1930s and 40s. Now named The Little Richard Resource Center, the home is now open to the public and hosts a number of community events.

Bruce Springsteen’s childhood home

Bruce Springsteen grew up in this home at 39 1/2 Institute Street in Freehold, New Jersey from the years 1955 to 1962. It was while living at this house aged 7 in 1956 that Springsteen witnessed Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show and decided he wanted to be a musician himself.

Johnny Cash’s childhood home

Meticulously restored in 2014 thanks to funds from Arkansas State University, Johnny Cash's boyhood home is in the tiny town of Dyess, Arkansas.

Jim Morrison’s childhood home

Jim Morrison's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he lived in his teens while his dad worked at the nearby Kirtland Air Force Base.

Bono’s childhood home

Paul 'Bono' Hewson's parents bought this house on Cedarwood Road, Dublin seven weeks after his birth in 1960 and he spent his entire childhood here. The U2 song 'Cedarwood Road' on their 2014 album 'Songs of Innocence' is a nostalgic musical celebration of Bono's boyhood abode.

Freddie Mercury’s childhood home

Aged 17, Freddie Mercury and his family fled the Zanzibar revolution to live at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, West London. Pictured is Queen's Brian May and Freddie's younger sister Kashmira Cooke at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque at the house in September 2016.

Ozzy Osbourne’s childhood home

One of six children, Ozzy Osbourne spent his formative years in this small two-bedroom terraced house on Lodge Road in Aston. Ozzy told Huffington Post in 2014: "I've been back to that house a few times over the years and I can't believe there were eight of us living in a two-and-a-half-bedroom house. It is tiny! I have wardrobes bigger in my house."

Lars Ulrich’s childhood home

Lars Ulrich lived in this uniquely designed property in Hellerup, Denmark with his family until he moved to America aged 17.

Mick Jagger’s childhood home

Sir Mick Jagger was brought up in this semi-detached house in Dartford, Kent. His future bandmate Keith Richards lived just around the corner.

Keith Richards’ childhood home

Keith Richards spent the first six years of his life living in this two-bedroom flat above a florists in Dartford, Kent.

Axl Rose’s childhood home

Axl Rose lived at this humble Lafayette, Indiana house from 1962 to 1982 before moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties.

Marc Bolan’s childhood home

The young Mark Field (Marc Bolan) lived at this terraced property on Stoke Newington Common, London from his birth in 1947 to aged 15 in 1962. In 2005, the London Borough of Hackney honoured Bolan with a plaque outside the property.

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