'Redefine anywhere...' Metallica's classic track "Wherever I May Roam" from their self-titled 1991 album, affectionately known as the Black Album, is one of those songs that spans genres. A slow burner with a killer chorus, it's easy to see just about any artist be able to take it on and add their own unique spin.
In celebration of 30 years since the release of Metallica’s most popular record and one of the most successful albums of all time, the Black Album has been completely remastered and will hit shelves on September 10 along with a massive covers album featuring 50+ artists taking on all twelve tracks.
Two new covers have been released today ahead of the main Metallica Blacklist release. First up, hope you've got your dancing shoes ready... and maybe a Spanish to English dictionary. The "Prince of Reggaeton," J Balvin, samples the track heavily as he raps in Spanish throughout, landing on the full chorus in English for punctuation.
Now, get ready to break out your s*** kickers... Jon Pardi brings a Country-fied version of the track, complete with fiddle and slide guitar, that will have even the most die-hard 'Tallica fans banging their heads on this trip down a dusty highway.
Featured on The Metallica Blacklist, "one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team," the offering includes over 50 singer-songwriters, country, electronic, and hip hop artists, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite tracks from the Black Album. Notable names in the giant list include Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Alessia Cara, Mickey Guyton, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Cage The Elephant, St. Vincent, Chris Stapleton, Juanes, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Weezer, and many, many more.
1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Unlimited Possibilities. Check out the complete list and ordering details right here.