James Hetfield Reveals Who Metallica Originally Wanted as Singer
James Hetfield Reveals Who Metallica Originally Wanted as Their Singer
James Hetfield's iconic "Yeah!" is one of the signature components of Metallica's music, but the frontman has actually revealed that he wasn't the band's first choice to be their singer.
Hetfield hosts a segment on SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica channel called "Road Dog Brothers," where the vocalist tells stories from touring with other bands throughout Metallica's career. During this particular installation, Hetfield focused on Armored Saint.
"A lot of those early memories were celebrated with a band called Armored Saint, who were a fellow L.A. band back in the early '80s," the frontman recalled.
"When we were getting started, obviously John Bush was a singer we got to know really well. [We] really, really tried to get him into the band …
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