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Listen: Phoebe Bridgers releases a haunting cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters'

Metallica has a MASSIVE reissue of their self titled Black Album coming out next month (Sept. 10) 


One of the 53 artists who contributed a cover version of one of the album's tracks is Metallica fan Phoebe Bridgers ... and this week we got a preview of her take on the ballad "Nothing Else Matters"


She told Apple Music's

 "It was just so fun to take a part in it ... I feel like my version almost sounds Baroque. Literally, James does all sorts of weird octave jumps and stuff that I can't do, and I almost have a Billie Eilish approach of right by the microphone, performing it the opposite of them, which was really fun to lean into." 



She added,

"I've always been a big Metallica fan. I think it's funny, my intro to them was probably way later than so many people who have always loved them. But when I was a teenager, I went to Outside Lands and I definitely knew Metallica songs from video games and stuff, but I went to Outside Lands and saw their set and was like, 'This is a rock band. It's kind of a gateway to metal because they're so hooky and you can hold onto so much of it and it actually can get stuck in your head.' So that's what I've always loved about Metallica is that they don't shy away from a great hook." 


The remastered (of puppets) record will be available in a deluxe box set featuring the 2xLP, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book, and more on Sept. 10