Toyah Willcox covers Metallica on an exercise bike in performance with husband Robert Fripp

Amy Johnson
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Watch: Toyah Willcox and her husband give unique rendition of Enter Sandman

Toyah Willcox and her husband Robert Fripp delivered a unique rendition of Metallica's Enter Sandman in a recent lockdown performance.

In a video posted to their Sunday Lunch video series on Willcox's official YouTube channel, the pair covered the song with King Crimson guitarist Fripp playing along while Willcox handled the vocals.

Opting to take her performance up a notch, the 62-year-old singer belted out the tune while riding an exercise bike in their kitchen as her 74-year-old sat to play the guitar.

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Toyah Willcox and Husband Robert Fripp during the Ivor Novello Awards, 15th April 1987 (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Toyah Willcox and Husband Robert Fripp during the Ivor Novello Awards, 15th April 1987 (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The video culminated with an amused Fripp wishing their watchers a happy New Year.

The couple have covered a number of artists on their YouTube shows, including Nirvana, The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses. They also answer questions from viewers in a separate Agony Aunts series on the channel.

The 80s star married the celebrated musician in 1986. Willcox said in a 2013 interview with The Guardian that she knew marrying Fripp "wasn't going to be easy".

Toyah Willcox introduces Big Country during Rewind Scotland 2019 at Scone Palace on July 21, 2019 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
Toyah Willcox introduces Big Country during Rewind Scotland 2019 at Scone Palace on July 21, 2019 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

She said: "I've always believed in marriage and I entered into mine knowing it wasn't going to be easy because of Robert's status and because a stream of ex-girlfriends who were trying to get him back.

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"Ten years into the marriage, I was still dealing with his ex-girlfriends."

The pair don’t have children, with Willcox stating in the same interview: “I never had any maternal instinct and it always baffled me why I was expected to have children.”

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