Soul-pop star Macy Gray has recorded a version of the METALLICA classic “Nothing Else Matters” for a new covers album, “Covered”, which is due out March 27 via 429 Records. The collection also includes versions of tunes by such artists as RADIOHEAD (“Creep”), KANYE WEST (“Love Lockdown”), YEAH YEAH YEAHS (“Maps”) and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (“Teenagers”).
Video footage of Macy Gray performing “Nothing Else Matters” during a recent concert can be seen below.
“Covered” track listing:
01. Maps (YEAH YEAH YEAHS)
02. Wake Up (ARCADE FIRE)
03. Nothing Else Matters (METALLICA)
04. Teenagers (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE)
05. Here Comes the Rain Again (EURYTHMICS)
06. Creep (RADIOHEAD)
07. Bubbly (COLBIE CAILLAT)
08. Love Lockdown (KANYE WEST)
09. Two Joints (SUBLIME)
10. Sleep to Dream (FIONA APPLE)
11. Sail (AWOLNATION)
The original version of “Nothing Else Matters” was released as the fourth single from METALLICA‘s fifth, self-titled album, which came out in 1991. The song reached position No. 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts.
“Nothing Else Matters” was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica and has been covered over forty times by a host of different artists, including STAIND, SHAKIRA, BIF NAKED, DIE KRUPPS, REV THEORY and APOCALYPTICA.