Counting down to the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s 1991 self-titled album commonly known as The Black Album, the heavy metal legends released a cover of “Enter Sandman” — the band’s most famous song — by the indie-rock band, Weezer.
On Sept. 10, Metallica will release The Metallica Blacklist, a 53-track collection of “unique interpretations” of songs from The Black Album, by a range of artists including St. Vincent, Jason Isbell, Miley Cyrus, Biffy Clyro, Phoebe Bridgers, IDLES, Mac DeMarco, Rina Sawayama, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
Weezer is not a band to pass up a cover opportunity. In 2018, a fan-driven internet campaign led Weezer to cover the song “Africa” by Toto. The cover was so popular, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the alternative songs chart. The success of “Africa” led Weezer to release a covers album the following year known as the Teal Album.
Check out how their version compares to the Metallica original below: