Metallica performs “When Doves Cry.” Good or bad idea?

Metallica has made it something of a habit to cover a song of a local hero when they play certain cities. Back in 1984 when the song was first released, no self-respecting rock band would have even thought of touching a Prince song. The negative: Maybe they should have rehearsed a little more… The fact that Metallica is willing to do something like this speaks volumes about how biases and silos within music have broken down. When their current tour moved into Minneapolis, they decided on a quick jam on Prince’s “When Doves Cry.”
The positive: The world has evolved.
Metallica performs “When Doves Cry.” Good or bad idea?