On his Apple Music radio show, Rocket Hour, Elton John teased that he worked with Metallica on a secret collaboration during lockdown.
After chatting with fellow English singer/songwriter SG Lewis about collaborations, Elton John said, “I’ve just done something with Metallica [and] 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.”
At the time of writing, it is unknown what project John worked on with Metallica. However, Miley Cyrus recently revealed she was working on a Metallica-related project, which included a collaboration with Elton on a cover of the metal legends’ 1991 track "Nothing Else Matters."
Cyrus revealed in a Capital FM interview the collaboration was for “Metallica’s cover record,” and it also featured Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and pianist Yo-Yo Ma.
“I’m so excited about this collaboration,” she said. “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.”
This isn't Elton's first time working with a metal band. He appeared on Ozzy Osbourne's Ordinary Man and guested on the title track of Alice In Chains’ 2009 album Black Gives Way To Blue. He also appeared on Saxon’s "Party ’Til You Puke," from the group’s 1986 album Rock The Nations.
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