Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ James Hetfield version? Fan wins Metallica tickets after shocking cover

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 20: NSAI Songwriter-Artist of the Decade honoree, Taylor Swift performs onstage during NSAI 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

After sharing his cover of one of Taylor Swift’s most popular songs today, one lucky fan could snag concert tickets for a Metallica concert, and he sang it in the style of James Hetfield.

According to Loudwire, a heavy metal fan named Tim called “The Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show” after learning that the radio show was giving away free tickets to the band’s show at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium next year.

Fans who called were required to sing any song of their choice in the style of Metallica’s frontman.

Tim surprised the hosts and other listeners by belting out Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” an unusual song to sing for a heavy metal cover.

Fortunately for the fan, he won by two votes over the other contestant. The other caller allegedly performed a rendition of Van Halen’s “Panama.”

Tim was asked how he knew the song after singing it, revealing that his wife is obsessed with Taylor Swift and is also trying to get tickets to the pop star’s show at Metlife Stadium.

“Oh like the rest of the world,” the host joked about the ticket debacle.

Heavy metal fans, take note! Metallica will be touring the world next year and may come to a city near you!

According to Spin, the legendary rockers will begin their tour in Amsterdam on April 27, 2023, and perform two shows in each city they visit.

Metallica has promised not to repeat any songs in the two separate shows to give fans the ultimate experience.

Among the special guests will be Wolfgang Van Halen’s band Mammoth WVH, Ice Nine Kills, Five Finger Death Punch, Architects, and Pantera, who will play their first show since 2001 next month.

Metallica’s first US concert will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, following their appearances in Europe and Canada.

StubHub has tickets and a complete list of tour dates. Fans will still be able to see the band this year, as they are scheduled to perform on December 16 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.