Miley Cyrus and Elton John are among the stars who have paid tribute to Metallica by covering their favorite songs from the Black Album for a new box set.
The heavy rockers’ fifth self-titled studio release, commonly referred to as The Black Album, turns 30 this year, and to mark the occasion, they’ve recruited 53 artists from a wide range of genres to share their renditions.
Among the highlights, Miley sings Nothing Else Matters, which she performed with Elton, Yo-Yo Ma, WATT, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
R&B star Alessia Cara & The Warning, Latin rocker Juanes, Weezer and singer Rina Sawayama each take on Enter Sandman, American musician Jason Isbell and Unit 400, St. Vincent and Sam Fender share individual covers of Sad But True and Colombian artist J Balvin, hip-hop superproducers The Neptunes and country singer Jon Pardi offer their versions of Wherever I May Roam.
Other musicians involved in the special release include Phoebe Bridgers, Corey Taylor, Darius Rucker, Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Mickey Guyton, Chris Stapleton, My Morning Jacket, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington and Rodrigo and Gabriela.
Metallica’s Blacklist is set to be released on September 10, with all proceeds going to charities of each artist’s choice, as well as Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, founded in 2017 to give back to local communities.
To celebrate The Black Album’s 30th anniversary, Metallica will also be releasing a remastered version of the 1991 classic, as well as a limited-edition deluxe box set.