Here’s a little known fact outside of hardcore metal-heads, sometime around 1984 or so, James Hetfield lead singer and rhythm guitarist for heavy metal legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica was unsure about his singing abilities. He wanted to recruit John Bush of Armored Saint at the time and then later Anthrax to be their front man, so he could focus on guitar. No one except the guys in the band know for sure if Bush was ever even officially offered the spot, but now 27 years later at the Metallica 30th anniversary show here is what could have been.

Metallica perform “The Four Horsemen” off of their 1983 debut album “Kill ’em All” with Armored Saint and ex-Anthrax singer John Bush.

Recorded live at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California on December 7th, 2011 courtesy of YouTube user mathiasnielsen66.