From the NME.
Speaking in a new interview, the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich discussed transforming the 1992 track into an orchestral piece for the new movie, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall.
“It really goes back to [Disney production president] Sean Bailey, who is a lifelong rock fan, and is just all-around one of the greatest, most friendly, generous, warm, and embracing people you’ll find in the music business,” Ulrich told Collider. “I think he’s always been a Metallica fan, and we’ve gotten to know each other well.
“My wife and I are big Disney fans, so there’s a great friendship there, and he’s always looked for the right match where there was a way that Metallica could contribute to some project of theirs.”
Ulrich went on to explain that he didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity to work with eight-time Oscar nominee Howard.
“This was the right fit, with Sean leading the calvary, and with James Newton Howard and his track record, and what he’s done,” he said. “James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend! Considering what’s he’s done, it’s an absolute honour to have done this with him, and we’re excited for the world to hear it.”
The drummer continued: “It’s kind of an interesting morph, because it’s kind of — and I don’t want to give too much of it away — but it’s a very unusual morph in that it’s kind of his arrangement of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ that we’re playing.
“We wrote the song, but he took the song and rearranged it to fit something specific in the film — and obviously, I’m not going to give any of that away — but we then kind of took on his version of it. I think that’s all that should be said.”
Speaking on The Rock’s involvement in the film and it’s musical input, Ulrich added: “Obviously, The Rock has been very supportive. Dwayne has been very supportive, and it’s a really cool thing to be a part of. I can’t wait for everybody to see it.”
‘Nothing Else Matters’ was originally released in 1992 and was the third single from Metallica’s self-titled fifth studio album.
The metal band’s frontman has been at home in Colorado since the coronavirus pandemic hit the States in March and has used the unexpected time to stay creative.
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METALLICA Hero Of The Day (1996 Japanese issue 6-track CD single including Outta B-Sides Mix, Mouldy [Demo] and three Motorhead covers - Too Late Too Late, Stone Dead Forever and Damage Case, picture sleeve booklet with English/Japanese lyrics, obi-strip and still factory sealed SRCS-8135)
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METALLICA Until It Sleeps (1996 Japanese 6-track CD single including Herman Melville Mix and the live tracks Kill/Ride Medley, 2 x 4 & Overkill plus FOBD [aka Until It Sleeps Early 'Writing In Progress' Version], picture sleeve booklet with English/Japanese lyrics, obi-strip and still factory sealed SRCS8062)
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METALLICA Wherever I May Roam (1995 Japanese 3-track CD single including live versions of Fade To Black and Last Careless/Am I Evil?/Battery recorded on the 28th September 1991 at Tushino Airfield in Moscow. Picture sleeve with picture/lyric booklet, obi-strip and still factory sealed SRCS-6633)
- Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster - Sealed box set - Japanese - box set - £124.99, $157.49, €147.49 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 08:59)on May 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm
METALLICA Some Kind Of Monster (2005 Japanese only limited edition box set comprising of the Region 2 NTSC 2-disc DVD set - featuring the emotional documentary following the band recording their 'St.Anger' album plus bonus Commentary from band&film maker, Theatrical and Concert trailers, Deleted Scenes, Festival and Premier footage, Music Video and Biographies, housed in a metal tin picture case. Also includes a belt with a metal belt buckle, artwork sticker, band logo patch, button badge and a T-shirt. All presented in a 7½" x 5½" x 3" clear box with picture/information obi sticker on the outside - this was limited to only 10,000 copies, this copy is still sealed from new PPSJ-1024)
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METALLICA Ride The Lightning (2016 US limited edition remastered deluxe box set, comprising Four Vinyl LPs, Six CDs & one DVD, including the album on both vinyl & Compact Disc, Creeping Death Picture Disc EP, Live At The Hollywood Palladium double LP, three live CD's, Interview & Demo Disc's, and Live DVD, along with a lyric book, 72 page book with never before seen photos, Three poster's and 320kbps digital download code for each LP, all housed within a sturdy heavy card picturebox with an individual numbered sticker on the reverse & information insert. This example remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink and still housed within its black cardboard mailer BLCKND004RD-1)***Limited to only 30.000 numbered copies***