Metallica has announced a reissue of “Metallica” aka the Black Album, but it has 53 songs. Wait, what?
Yes, a huge reissue is arriving in September with 53 tracks – all covers of songs from the original album. “Blacklist” features the songs redone in various styles courtesy of Weezer, Royal Blood, Volbeat, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Dave Gahan, Ghost, Corey Taylor, Cage the Elephant, and more.
From Metallica: “With contributions from countries all over the globe from the U.S. to Nigeria, there are tracks from singer-songwriters, country artists, electronic, and hip-hop artists alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music, and many, many more covering the entire spectrum from musicians we’ve shared the stage with, to some who were not even born yet when the original album was released!”
But do not worry if you want the real Metallica; a remastered version of the original will also be released. Both albums will be available on September 10th and 100 percent of the profits will be given to charity. Not only will Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation benefit, charities chosen by all 53 guest artists will receive donations as well.
Per Metallica: “In addition to raising money for charity, we wanted to show that Metallica’s music transcends genres, distance, and cultures, and we like to think that – with everyone’s help – we’ve done just that. It was important to us that the artists could choose whichever song they most connected to; it didn’t matter if we already had multiple versions of a song, if an artist wanted to cover that song, so be it. We were honored to have artists of this caliber want to be a part of the project and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!”
You can pre-order “Blacklist” now to hear the Miley Cyrus version of “Nothing Else Matters” with Watt, Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith.
FOR ALL THAT IS BLACKLISTED
Blacklist Track Listing:
ALESSIA CARA & THE WARNING / ENTER SANDMAN MAC DEMARCO / ENTER SANDMAN GHOST / ENTER SANDMAN JUANES / ENTER SANDMAN RINA SAWAYAMA / ENTER SANDMAN WEEZER / ENTER SANDMAN SAM FENDER / SAD BUT TRUE (LIVE) JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT / SAD BUT TRUE MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND FEAT. LA PERLA & GERA MX / SAD BUT TRUE ROYAL BLOOD / SAD BUT TRUE ST. VINCENT / SAD BUT TRUE WHITE REAPER / SAD BUT TRUE YB / SAD BUT TRUE BIFFY CLYRO / HOLIER THAN THOU THE CHATS / HOLIER THAN THOU OFF! / HOLIER THAN THOU PUP / HOLIER THAN THOU COREY TAYLOR / HOLIER THAN THOU CAGE THE ELEPHANT / THE UNFORGIVEN VISHAL DADLANI, DIVINE, SHOR POLICE / THE UNFORGIVEN DIET CIG / THE UNFORGIVEN FLATBUSH ZOMBIES FEAT. DJ SCRATCH / THE UNFORGIVEN HA*ASH / THE UNFORGIVEN JOSÉ MADERO / THE UNFORGIVEN MOSES SUMNEY / THE UNFORGIVEN J BALVIN / WHEREVER I MAY ROAM CHASE & STATUS FEAT. BACKROAD GEE / WHEREVER I MAY ROAM THE NEPTUNES / WHEREVER I MAY ROAM JON PARDI / WHEREVER I MAY ROAM SEBASTIAN / DON’T TREAD ON ELSE MATTERS PORTUGAL. THE MAN FEAT. AARON BEAM / DON’T TREAD ON ME VOLBEAT / DON’T TREAD ON ME THE HU / THROUGH THE NEVER TOMI OWÓ / THROUGH THE NEVER PHOEBE BRIDGERS / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS MILEY CYRUS FEAT. WATT, ELTON JOHN, YO-YO MA, ROBERT TRUJILLO, CHAD SMITH / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS DAVE GAHAN / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS MICKEY GUYTON / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS DERMOT KENNEDY / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS MON LAFERTE / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS IGOR LEVIT / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS MY MORNING JACKET / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS PG ROXETTE / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS DARIUS RUCKER / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS CHRIS STAPLETON / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS TRESOR / NOTHING ELSE MATTERS GOODNIGHT, TEXAS / OF WOLF AND MAN IDLES / THE GOD THAT FAILED IMELDA MAY / THE GOD THAT FAILED CHERRY GLAZERR / MY FRIEND OF MISERY IZÏA / MY FRIEND OF MISERY KAMASI WASHINGTON / MY FRIEND OF MISERY RODRIGO Y GABRIELA / THE STRUGGLE WITHIN