The world is about to get two new unlikely covertunes courtesy of Metallica’s James Hetfield and Mariah Carey.
Fox News is reporting that Mariah Carey will once again take someone else's songs and try to make it a hit of her own. Having butchered Journey’s “Open Arms” along with countless other past hits with her brand of over-singing, her newest target is Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ On the Heart Break.” Mariah’s version of the Def Leppard classic will be included on her forthcoming album, “Charmbracelet,” which is set to hit stores on Dec 10th.
Fox News reporter Roger Friedman was on-hand for a listening party for the new album and had the following to say about Mariah’s take on Def Leppard, "I know it sounds weird, and that it probably won't work, but guess what? At last night's [Oct. 22] listening party for Carey's new disk, this was one of the many applauded tracks on an album full of potential hits."
Metallica has never been shy about doing covertunes either and frontman James Hetfield has reportedly recorded a cover of Waylon Jennings’ "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand."
The Hetfield cover was recorded for inclusion on a tribute album to Jennings who died in February due to complications with diabetes. The album is slated to be released on the first anniversary of Jennings death by RCA.
As for the reason Hetfield decided to contribute to the album, he recently Posted the following message on the official Metallica website, "The first time I met Waylon was when a college radio station wanted to get the two outlaws together of certain different styles of music," Hetfield wrote. "They thought it was a good idea if I interview him and I guess Dad helped me out with a few of the questions. It's funny 'cause my Dad wanted me to get a CD signed for him, and then Waylon brought some Metallica stuff to get signed for his son. So it was completely cool. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this project, to be able to put my stamp, my outlaw stamp on the music that he has created."
Also featured on the tribute disc will be Jennings' son Shooter and his hard rockin’ band Starrgun.