The song was used as the official theme song for American television company TBS's ELEAGUE, for both the second season of the program and the ELEAGUE Counter-Strike Major. Metallica performed the song with Lady Gaga at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017, which was fraught with difficulties as Hetfield's microphone was not functional for almost half of the performance. Hetfield threw down his guitar in anger as the band left the stage.
James Hetfield stated that Amy Winehouse had served as inspiration for the song after he had watched the 2015 documentary filmAmy. "The song was somewhat inspired by the Amy Winehouse documentary, 'Amy'. When I watched it, it really made me sad that a talented person like that fell for the fame part of it. But, to some degree, I see that mentality reflected in daily lives".