Metallica Share Unreleased Live Recording Of ‘Wherever I May Roam’

To preview the upcoming remastered deluxe box set of The “Black Album,” Metallica have shared a previously unreleased live recording of “Wherever I May Roam.” The recording comes from a 1991 performance at Day On The Green in Oakland, California. Listen to it below.

To coincide with this release, J Balvin has shared his reggaeton version of “Wherever I May Roam” from the upcoming covers album The Blacklist. It’s not a cover in the traditional sense. It’s more like a Balvin original that samples the Metallica song. Check out his version below.

The Metallica Blacklist features covers of tracks from the band’s iconic “Black Album” from over 50 artists including,  Elton John, Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan, Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Darius Rucker, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, My Morning Jacket, WeezerPUPCage the Elephant, Kamasi Washington, Portugal. the Man, IDLESRoyal Blood, and Moses Sumney to name a few.

Both The Blacklist and the remastered version of the “Black Album” drop September 10th via the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

Metallica recently announced a new book, The 24.95 Book, which chronicles their career and features chapters for each member. The book comes out August 14th. Pre-order it here.


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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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