Metallica officially announced the Miley Cyrus collaboration on The Howard Stern Show.

The Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica took to its official social media channels to announce the Miley Cyrus collaboration on The Howard Stern Show and confirmed that they would perform together.

As MetalCastle reported on September 4, the official The Howard Stern Show social media pages had shared a clip to introduce what fans will see this week on the show. It was announced that this week’s show will be featuring Metallica and their collaboration with the pop star Miley Cyrus.

The pioneer of heavy metal announced in this past June that the band would release a new massive reissue of The Black Album, titled The Blacklist, which is set to be released on September 10, 2021. In the massive reissue, Metallica added Miley Cyrus to cover their classic song Nothing Else Matters.

Recently, the band went to its social media pages to announce the exciting collaboration with Miley Cyrus. They informed fans about the show and wrote that the show will air Thursday at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

“In celebration of the #BlackAlbum2021 & the #MetallicaBlacklist this Friday, the one & only Howard Stern has invited us back for another virtual visit,” the band tweeted. “Tune in to the @sternshow this Thursday at 12 noon ET/9 am PT when we’ll perform with special guest @MileyCyrus!”

James Hetfield Answers Metallica Fans’ Criticisms After Miley Cyrus Collaboration

Metallica frontman James Hetfield answered fans’ criticisms in a recent interview with The Guardian. The frontman touched on his band’s stability and said that nothing would change it. He cleared the air about fans’ concerns and said that Metallica is Metallica, so there is nothing to worry about the band’s future.

“Thirty years of the Black Album, it’s a pretty big year,” Hetfield said. “We’re overachievers and we’re perfectionists. We think outside the box and we try to be the first at things. There’s no nostalgia driving this band; we used to be very fearful of it.

“We cast the net as wide as possible: to rock, alternative, country, bluegrass and rap. I know there’s a lot of Metallica fans out there who are pretty concerned about that. Don’t worry; Metallica is Metallica. Somebody covering our song isn’t going to change us.”

Later then, James Hetfield added about The Blacklist: “We’re still explorers. A project like the Blacklist is proof of that. Someone once told me: ‘The rear-view mirror is smaller than the windshield for a reason.’”

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