15 Legendary Singers That Just Don’t Have What It Takes Anymore

15. James Hetfield

James Hetfield, lead vocalist for Metallica, while once being one of the most prominent vocalist in the thrash metal genre has seen a bit of wear and tear with his voice throughout the recent years. During the 80’s and early 90’s, James Hetfield had a true grasp of what it meant to be a sure fired thrash metal vocalist, but as time went on, we’ve seen him lose that confidence and has dumbed his voice down more and more to somehow fit in with what the mass audience wants out of him. Although this has been good for him as he ages, it has not been good for his fan base. During the early and late 2000’s, the slow decline of Metallica followed along as James Hetfield lost track of what he wanted to accomplish with his thrash’y vocals. Only recently we’ve seen him attempt to do what he was once good at, but at some point it’ll be time for him to pack it in and say “I’m done.” 14. Bob Dylan
15. James Hetfield