Earlier this week, Metallica performed "Nothing Else Matters" with Miley Cyrus and "Sad But True" on The Howard Stern Show. You can check out the full pro-shot performances of both songs below. It's especially worth checking out the "Nothing Else Matters" performance for the pre-song interview.
Elton John, who performed on the "Nothing Else Matters" cover, made a special appearance via video link during the show. John noted that his decision to play on the cover was an absolute "no-brainer." "This is one of the best songs ever written, to me. It's a song that never gets old. Playing on this track I just couldn't wait because the chord structure, the melodies, the time changes — it's got drama written all over it," he said. James Hetfield was visibly moved to tears at the revelation. John called Metallica one of the best bands of all time.