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Today in Metallica: Jon Pardi and J Balvin Cover “Wherever I May Roam,” Band Posts Live Cut from 1991


The Metallica onslaught continues. More Black Album covers, another live cut from the vaults!

Today’s unveilings from The Metallica Blacklist, an album with 50 celebrity renditions of songs on The Black Album to celebrate its 30th anniversary, come from country singer Jon Pardi and reggaeton artist J Balvin, both covering “Wherever I May Roam” in their own unique way:

Metallica themselves have also unveiled a live version of the track recorded at Day On The Green in Oakland, CA on October 12, 1991:

Miley CyrusJuanesSt. Vincent, Sam Fender and Jason Isbell are a few of the other artists whose Metallica covers from the collection have surfaced so far.

Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo recently joined jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington for a live performance of “My Friend of Misery.” Watch that here.

Metallica have been deep in “some pretty serious writing” for their next album since last November. After first floating the idea of working on new music while under quarantine last April, by June Lars Ulrich had revealed that Metallica were, indeed, in writing mode. James and Rob have both said they’ve been busy working on new songs, too, and Kirk Hammett has trumpeted the fact that he has over 600 song ideas recorded (after infamously losing his cell phone with 300+ ideas prior to the sessions for Hardwired). Hetfield stated this past May that the band had ten songs partially written.

We’ll be back in a day or two with more Metallica. ????

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