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article imageMetallica performs national anthem at San Francisco Giants game

By Markos Papadatos     May 17, 2014 in Music
San Francisco - Multi-Grammy winning heavy metal band Metallica played the national anthem at San Francisco's AT&T park on Friday, May 16.
Metallica is comprised of James Hetfield on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, drummer Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett on lead guitar and backing vocals, as well as bassist Robert Trujillo.
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitars at the baseball game, which was well-received by the audience (there were over 40,000 people in the crowd). The San Franciscan Giants honored this California-based band with "Metallica Night" for the second consecutive year in a row.
According to an article in Rolling Stone, their drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, while Hetfield announced the starting lineup.
Metallica is conveniently in the "fourth inning" of their new album, according to a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Band members partook in batting practice before the game, and all fans at this event were given an inflatable version of Hetfield's ESP Snakebyte guitar and a set of souvenir guitar picks.
Metallica has become one of the most influential and commercially successful bands in rock music history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.
For more information on Metallica, visit their official website.
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