James Hetfield was moved to tears when Elton John said “Nothing Else Matters” is, “one of the best songs ever written.”
Elton performs the song with Miley Cyrus on that new “Metallica Blacklist” album. And during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show”, he had tons of praise for the song and the band.
Elton said, “It’s a song that never gets old. And playing on this track, I just couldn’t wait. The chord structure…the melodies…the time changes…it’s got drama written all over it.”
He added, “Metallica are probably the crème de la crème of those kind of bands…Their songs aren’t just heavy metal. They’re beautiful songs. [“Nothing Else Matters”] is such a melodic song. It’s [effing] great, actually.”