Left: Miley Cyrus attends a Los Angeles fashion show Right: Metallica perform on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival in San Francisco
(Photo: Left – David Crotty/Patrick McMullan, Right – Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Over the weekend, pop idol Miley Cyrus performed at the virtual fundraising festival SaveOurStages Fest covering both The Cure and The Cranberries.
With an absolutely rockin’ and true to form grungy-as-hell cover of “Zombie”, Cyrus has once again peaked our interest in her ability to adapt and cover songs. Her flexibility as an artist, from partying in the USA to paying homage to rock legends, reached new rockin’ heights as she announced in an interview with Interview magazine that she is working on a full length Metallica cover album.
Full length Metallica cover album.
That’s strange, yet exciting coming from the wrecking-ball queen who has already in the past covered “Nothing Else Matters.”
“We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that,” Cyrus told Interview’s Rick Owens from the bed of her tour bus. “We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.”
While Cyrus’ covers tend not to infuse pop elements from which she got her start, or really change the arrangements much at all, her powerful vocal chops have a tendency to steal the spotlight and create some pretty memorable covers.
Listen to her cover of “Nothing Else Matters” below.