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St. Vincent and Sam Fender have shared two very different covers of Metallica’s Sad But True

Two more covers from The Metallica Blacklist are here: St. Vincent and Sam Fender (separately) take on the mighty Sad But True…

Following last week’s release of Miley Cyrus’ highly-anticipated cover of Nothing Else Matters featuring WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith, and Juanes’ rendition of Enter Sandman, two more songs from The Metallica Blacklist have arrived.

This week, Metallica have unveiled two very different covers of Sad But True, showcasing just how varied their Black Album tribute record is going to be. Up first is St. Vincent with a more arty take on the massive hit, before UK singer-songwriter Sam strips things right down.

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The Metallica Blacklist (which is due out in full on September 10) will have 100 per cent of profits going to charity; half goes to the band’s own All Within My Hands Foundation, and the other half to a charity of each artist’s choice”. St. Vincent has picked the North Texas Food Bank, and Sam has chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Hear St. Vincent take on Sad But True:

And Sam Fender’s version:

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!” say Metallica of their Blacklist LP.

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.”

Catch Metallica live at the following dates next year:

June 2022

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

July 2022

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

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Posted on June 29th 2021, 4:16p.m.
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