Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Giants/Dodgers game a few days ago, in a segment that in some ways felt like it could have been the intro to a Metallica album of yesteryear (think “Fight Fire With Fire,” “Battery,” or “Blackened”).
Unfortunately, what followed was just a baseball game and not five minutes of heavy metal thunder. Still worth a watch.
Note, both Metallica members are wearing Giants jerseys, and have Giants logos on their guitars, as the band is from San Francisco.
The Giants won the game 4-3.
Oh, and here’s Lars throwing out the first pitch: