It was released in as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 6 on the UK Singles Chart , number 1 in Denmark, and reached the top ten on many other European charts. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, the power ballad  has become a staple in live performances.
The song's demo was also called "Nothing Else Matters" and was recorded in Ulrich's home musical studio "Dungeon" on August 12, Its intro is an E minor arpeggio transposed one half-step lower on stage performances beginning with the open low E followed by the open G, B and high E strings. It is one of the few Metallica songs in which Hetfield plays the guitar solo.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett does not play on the studio recording, making it one of the few in the whole Metallica repertoire, along with Cliff Burton 's " Anesthesia Pulling Teeth ", in which he does not appear. Hammett stated he did not learn how to play the song until they were well into the tour for the album.
The music video premiered on MTV on February 26, The clip consists of parts of the A year and a Half in the Life of Metallica documentary, which was shot during the recordings of Metallica. MTV will not air the video during daytime hours anymore because it features nudity in the form of pin-up posters and Playboy centerfolds that are taped up in the studio.
It also has a picture of Winger 's Kip Winger which Ulrich is seen throwing darts at. On the band's music video compilation DVD, the posters are censored, as was done with the nudity featured in the music videos for " Turn the Page " and " Whiskey in the Jar ". The song has now become a staple in Metallica's live performances, and has been dedicated to their fans. When played live nowadays, Hammett does the first part of the intro, and Hetfield joins in for the second, to then sing and play it alone until after the first chorus, when the whole band kicks in.
Also, the last verse is left out, ending the song with the heavily distorted guitar solo by Hetfield, and usually fading into " Enter Sandman ". There is also an acoustic remix of "Nothing Else Matters" that is called "Elevator Version", with no electric guitars replaced by acoustic guitars, even for the solo , Kamen's orchestrations, and Hetfield's voice only; it appears as the B-side to " Sad but True ".
It was released in exactly the same way as " Don't Look Back ", with the same B-sides and artwork. Gregorian is a German band headed by Frank Peterson that performs Gregorian chant -inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. In , they recovered their version to be included on their album Masters of Chant. The song will be produced by Andrew Watt. Cyrus also announced in October that she plans to release a full album of Metallica covers.
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