Metallica cover Ozzy, Deep Purple, The Beatles and Rare Earth on live acoustic EP

James Hetfield
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Metallica have released a new live EP, recorded during the band’s performance at the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12, 2014.

The acoustic concert paid tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, and saw the band play four cover songs, all of which feature on the EP. They include Ozzy’s Diary of a Madman, Rare Earth’s I Just Want to Celebrate, The Beatles’ In My Life – which Ozzy also covered on his 2005 album Under Cover – and Deep Purple’s When a Blind Man Cries.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.