Metallica Perform Elton John’s Funeral For A Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding’ At Gershwin Prize Night - Noise11.com
James Hetfield of Metallica at Powertrip photo by Richard Gilkerson

James Hetfield of Metallica at Powertrip photo by Richard Gilkerson

Metallica Perform Elton John’s Funeral For A Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding’ At Gershwin Prize Night

by Paul Cashmere on April 13, 2024

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Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin are the recipients of the Gershwin Prize for 2024 and Metallica came out literally to sing their praises.

Metallica performed a unique version of the ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ album opener ‘Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding’ is Elton and Bernie in the front row watching on.

Watch the performance.

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It wasn’t the first time Elton and Metallica have crossed paths. In 2022 Elton was part of the Miley Cyrus cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ with Chad Smith, Robert Trujillo, Yo-Yo Mar and WATT.

Joni Mitchell also performed ‘I’m Still Standing’ at the show.

And Elton performed ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’.

Watch Elton and Bernie’s acceptance speech.

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