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Here’s Metallica’s Elton John cover from the Gershwin Prize ceremony

Back on March 20, Elton John were honoured in Washington DC with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for their contributions to music. Metallica opened the proceedings with his cover of “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” which originally appeared on Elton’s 1973 album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Read more here.

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One thought on “Here’s Metallica’s Elton John cover from the Gershwin Prize ceremony

  • My favourite part was the old guy sitting behind Elton John with a sour look on his face for the entire show, not just for Metallica. Frowning like a dad meeting his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time.

    “Nope. I don’t like this at all. Unacceptable. Noise.”

    Anyway, I thought Metallica’s performance was fantastic. Everyone lese that evening was just kind of hum drum. Elton’s backing band is still pretty great though.


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