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Listen to Hip To Be The Sandman, an unexpectedly seamless Metallica x Huey Lewis mash-up

Metallica's Enter Sandman meets Huey Lewis And The News' Hip To Be Square – with bits of Megadeth and Judas Priest thrown in for good measure…

Listen to Hip To Be The Sandman, an unexpectedly seamless Metallica x Huey Lewis mash-up
Words:
Emily Carter

Metallica are already into some "pretty serious writing" with their next album, and while we can surely expect the metal titans to deliver the usual heavy goods when that record arrives, a brilliant new mash-up has hit the internet that could well inspire a change in sonic direction.

James Hetfield and the gang's massive hit Enter Sandman has been melded to perfection with Huey Lewis And The News' Hip To Be Square by YouTube whizz Bill McClintock, adding a wonderfully soulful and poppy element to the metal classic. Bonus: if Papa Het's vocals over the top of the 1986 single don't quite do it for you, Bill also added in some Megadeth and Judas Priest guitar solos to make the whole thing even more confusingly excellent. Because why not?

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Hinting last November about what could come from the follow-up to 2016's Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, Lars Ulrich said, ​“Of all the shit – pandemics, fires, politics, race problems, and just fucking looking at the state of the world – it’s so easy just to so fall into a depressive state. But writing always makes me feel enthusiastic about what’s next. It’s like, ​‘Fuck, there’s an opportunity here to still make the best record, to still make a difference. To still do something that not even turns other people on, but turns me on.’”

Well, until then, we'll just be hitting 'repeat' on this…

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