ELTON JOHN Says METALLICA's "Nothing Else Matters" is "One of the Greatest Songs Ever Written," Moving James Hetfield to Tears

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.

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