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Listen to St. Vincent’s version of Metallica’s “Sad but True” for upcoming ‘Blacklist’ tribute album

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We have another preview of Metallica‘s all-star Blacklist tribute album, courtesy of St. Vincent.

The alternative rocker has put her spin on the Black Album single “Sad but True,” replacing the original’s chugging, heavy guitar riffs with a weirder, almost industrial vibe. You can download the cover now via digital outlets.

St. Vincent is one of 53 artists contributing to The Metallica Blacklist, which features covers of every Black Album song in honor of the 1991 record’s upcoming 30th anniversary.

The compilation also features the previously released star-studded version of “Nothing Else Matters,” featuring Miley Cyrus, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Elton John, guitarist/producer Andrew Watt and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It’s due out September 10.

Along with the St. Vincent cover, you can also listen to the newly released versions of “Sad but True” recorded by Americana musician Jason Isbell and U.K. artist Sam Fender.

Continuing with the “Sad but True” theme, Metallica has also unearthed a demo of the song recorded in February 1991. The recording is one of many demos and rough mixes included in the upcoming deluxe 30th anniversary reissue of The Black Album, due out September 10.

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