Metallica cover Deep Purple – listen

The track is taken from 'Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head', which also features Iron Maiden and The Flaming Lips

Metallica have unveiled their cover of Deep Purple‘s ‘When A Blind Man Cries’. Click above to listen to the track in full.

The track is taken from to a new Deep Purple tribute album, which is titled ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head’, and will see a selection of acts including Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot and The Flaming Lips covering each of the tracks on Deep Purple’s classic 1972 album ‘Machine Head’.

Also confirmed to appear are Black Label Society, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rock supergroup Chickenfoot.


As well as this, a series of one-off collaborators will join forces to record some of the tracks. Among the musicians set to take part are Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, ex-Guns N’ Roses men Matt Sorum and Duff MacKagan, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Steve Vai.

The collection is being put out in honour of Deep Purple’s Jon Lord, who died last month at the age of 71 after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Slash, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, Jamie Cullum and Ewan McGregor were among those to pay tribute to Lord after he passed away.

Metallica are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 studio album ‘Death Magnetic’ in San Franscisco. They headlined this summer’s Download Festival. The tracklisting for ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head’ is as follows:

Carlos Santana – ‘Smoke On The Water’
Chickenfoot – ‘Highway Star’
Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith and Luis Maldonado – ‘Maybe I’m A Leo’
Black Label Society – ‘Pictures Of Home’
Kings of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Arlan Schierbaum) – ‘Never Before’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Smoke On The Water’
Jimmy Barnes, Joe Bonamassa – ‘Lazy’
Iron Maiden – ‘Space Truckin”
Metallica – ‘When A Blind Man Cries’
Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Lachlan Doley – ‘Highway Star’