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Metallica shares video of performance honoring Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Metallica honored Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin by performing at a tribute concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Per Blabbermouth, Metallica shared video of its performance of “Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” – the opening track from John’s 1973 album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – from a newly-broadcast Gershwin Prize for Popular Song event honoring the songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Metallica posted on X: “We had an incredible time at this year’s #GershwinPrize for Popular Song, recognizing the achievements of our friends Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Sir Elton John helped cover “Nothing Else Matters” on The Metallica Blacklist in 2021, and tonight, you can see us return the favor! Tune in to @pbs
to catch our rendition of “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” at this year’s #GershwinPrize for Popular Music, celebrating the achievements of Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. #GershwinPrizePBS @librarycongress @wetatvfm””

The all-star tribute concert, hosted by Billy Porter, also featured performances by John, Garth Brooks, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth, and Jacob Lusk of Gabriels.

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