Miley Cyrus has released a cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” featuring contributions by WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.
Cyrus reprises the original’s epic energy, with dramatic strings and powerful drums accentuating its melancholic sweep. The cover was accompanied by an appropriately grand music video set in a desert expanse.
Miley previously covered the song during her appearance at 2019’s Glastonbury Festival. This version will appear on The Metallica Blacklist, a 53-track tribute release to the metal legends’ Black Album.
Other artists on the Blacklist’s diverse roster of artists include J Balvin, IDLES, The Neptunes, Rina Sawayama, Biffy Clyro, St Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Weezer, and Kamasi Washington.
In particular, “Nothing Else Matters” will receive 11 other remakes besides Cyrus’, with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton and My Morning Jacket also reimagining the classic power ballad.
The hefty tribute release will arrive digitally on September 10, while the band also intend to put out physical versions on October 1, with CD and vinyl editions. The entirety of the Blacklist’s proceeds will go to charity.
Beyond the star-studded tribute record, Metallica will also be releasing a “definitive” new remaster of The Black Album in a variety of formats. The band will be dropping the reissue on September 10 through their own label, Blackened Recordings.
Last month, Cyrus also covered a classic by her godmother Dolly Parton on Saturday Night Live, taking on “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”
Listen to Cyrus and co’s take on “Nothing Else Matters” here: