Metallica Releases Covers Of The Beatles, Deep Purple, & Ozzy Osbourne
Metallica produced a live recording taken from their show at Club Nokia MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. Songs by the Beatles, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rare Earth are all played during the performance.
The band opened the night with Rare Earth’s “I Just Want to Celebrate” and finished it with Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman.” They also played Deep Purple’s “When a Blind Man Cries” and the Beatles’ “In My Life,” which Osbourne also covered.
Over the years, numerous people have heard covers of the Deep Purple song. “When a Blind Man Cries” was played by Metallica in 2016 at the annual Bridge School Benefit and in 2018 at the band’s All Within My Hands Benefit Concert. The song’s studio version can also be heard on Metallica’s 2012 Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head and in its deluxe edition, 2016 Hardwired … to Self-Destruct.
Metallica has retained a free and open archive for fans. The rock legends have supplied fans with many ways to connect with their history, whether through the reissue of classic albums becoming massive deluxe box sets, the establishment of virtual museums, or the release of professionally made live films from their events.
The relationship is also seen in Metallica’s continued work to keep nugs.net and LiveMetallica.com up to date with live music listings. While the regular show updates to these digital databases usually come from their most recent tour, particularly includes recent appearances in Europe, every so often an older show will show up, like the MusiCares concert.