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Listen to Weezer’s faithful cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman

Weezer have shared their rocking cover of Enter Sandman for The Metallica Blacklist – and it’s pretty faithful, bar a brilliant little nod to Buddy Holly…

After getting their riff on for this year’s killer Van Weezer album, Weezer have now just unveiled their cover of Enter Sandman for The Metallica Blacklist tribute record.

Rivers Cuomo and co. keep things (surprisingly) faithful for their rendition of The Black Album classic, though there’s an ace little nod to their own mega-hit Buddy Holly in there. And there could be a chance they’ll unleash it live, too, as they’re currently on the road with Green Day and Fall Out Boy on the long-awaited Hella Mega Tour. 

The band’s setlist so far has featured a ton of career-spanning bangers as well as their joyous cover of Africa by Toto from the Teal album – but maybe they’ll replace that one in future with Enter Sandman? We’d take it, that’s for sure.

Check it out below:

Read this: What we are doing will be the next big thing in heavy metal”: The inside story of Metallica’s Ride The Lightning

The Metallica Blacklist is due out on September 10 via Blackened Recordings, and can be pre-ordered here.

Metallica previously explained of the ambitious project: 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!

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!

One album, 12 songs, 53 artists, unlimited possibilities.”

Metallica Blacklist Album cover

Catch Metallica live at the following upcoming tour dates:

September 2021

24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
26 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

October 2021

8 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

November 2021

4 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
6 Atlanta, GA – ATLive
12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
14 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville

December 2021

17 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
19 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

June 2022

15 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
17 Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
19 Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks
22 Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
26 Clisson, France – Hellfest

July 2022

1 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
6 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool
8 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive

Read this: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: I still have a crazy thing about music. I’ve never lost the sense of being a fan…”

Posted on August 3rd 2021, 1:42p.m.
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