Oh God, AI Used James Hetfield’s Voice To Sing Nickelback

Chad Kroeger Photo by Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic (via Getty Images) / James Hetfield Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for P+ and MTV
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There have been all kinds of AI remixes created recently; among the remixes that have appeared online, there was one featuring Kurt Cobain singing a Radiohead song, as well as Chester Bennington singing a Slipknot song. And while each of these has been unique in its own right, one of the more surreal AI remixes we’ve come across recently involves James Hetfield singing a Nickelback song.

In this remix, AI software was fed vocals of the Metallica frontman, and then those vocals were reconstructed to have Hetfield’s voice sing the Nickelback classic “How You Remind Me.”

Hearing the thrash metal vocalist “cover” the Nickelback tune is truly bizarre.

The AI software has perfectly matched Hetfield’s voice to sing along to the vocal flow that Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger provides in the band’s original tune.

Besides coming across as surreal, how does it actually sound to hear “James Hetfield” covering “How You Remind Me”? Honestly… it sounds really fucking good.

We never thought a Metallica x Nickelback collab would ever be a thing, but apparently, with AI, you can do some absolutely wild shit.

You can check out this AI remix of Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” below. Also below, you will find the dates and locations associated with Metallica’s upcoming North American tour.

Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field