Friday, November 11, 2011

Rihanna samples Metallica on her new album

Pop superstar Rihanna is getting a little heavy on at least one track on her new album, “Talk That Talk,” and she went to the right place to do that – Metallica.

Advance previews of the record, due November 21, say the track "Red Lipstick" features a sample of Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam,” with the tune’s heavy guitar riff featured at the beginning of the Rihanna song.

“Red Lipstick” is reportedly credited as being written/produced by The-Dream, Rihanna, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, William Kennard, and Saul Milton. The song features the Metallica riffage plus samples “Saxon” by Chase and Status.

Audio leaks on the song, so far, don’t feature the opening section with the Metallica heaviness….so we’ll wait for something to surface.

“Wherever I May Roam” was on Metallica’s 1991 self-titled record, commonly referred to as the “Black Album,” based on its cover. Metallica have just announced that they will play the album in its entirety during their headlining set at Download 2012, to mark the disc’s 20th anniversary.

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Metallica – Wherever I May Roam (1991)

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