Watch Out For Something New Coming From Elton John and… Metallica?

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Watch Out For Something New Coming From Elton John and… Metallica?

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L: James Hetfield of Metallica. Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns/Getty Images. R: Elton John. Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images.

Sir Elton John has lit up the Internet with the most recent instalment of his Apple 1 podcast show Rocket Hour, during which he revealed to guest SG Lewis: “I've just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period. I've been working with Gorillaz and people like that. I haven't been doing any Elton stuff, but I've been doing great stuff with other people.”

Elton offered no further details but as bizarre as it sounds, it seems there is photographic evidence to back this wild notion.

A scroll through Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich’s Instagram finds a picture of him and his wife with Elton and a caption reading: “Beyond inspiring to spend an evening in the company of one of the greatest songwriters and entertainers ever... thank you Elton for your generosity and embracing vibes!” #wanna. 


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While we won’t be holding our breath on this, it’s fair to say we are beyond curious!

Last year, Elton John collaborated with Gorillaz for their epic Song Machine project that featured a wide-range of collaborators. Episode Seven of the series was titled “The Pink Phantom” and came with a trippy animated video led by John dressed in a pink suit, playing a pink piano. Watch below. 

Gorillaz |” The Pink Phantom” [ft. Elton John & 6LACK] [Episode Seven]

You can check out more from the Gorillaz Song Machine series, which also featured collaborations with The Cure’s Robert Smith and Joy Division’s Peter Hook, here. 

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