How Metallica Got Involved In A Disney Movie

The upcoming Disney movie Jungle Cruise starring The Rock and Emily Blunt features a new, orchestral version of Metallica’s famous “Nothing Else Matters.” But how did one of heavy rock’s most famous get associated with the family friendly movie studio in the first place?

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Collider that Disney executive Sean Bailey helped make it happen. A lifelong fan of rock music and generally a good dude according to the rocker, Bailey was the one who helped push it through and get Metallica synced up with Jungle Cruise composer James Newton Howard.

“I think he’s always been a Metallica fan, and we’ve gotten to know each other well. My wife and I are big Disney fans, so there’s a great friendship there, and he’s always looked for the right match where there was a way that Metallica could contribute to some project of theirs,” Ulrich said. “This was the right fit, with Sean leading the calvary, and with James Newton Howard and his track record, and what he’s done.”

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