Kerrang!: WATCH METALLICA’S JAMES HETFIELD AND KIRK HAMMETT PLAY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS GAME
Ah, baseball — the great American pastime (unless you’re asking High On Fire’s Matt Pike). For years, baseball teams have honored their hometown heroes by asking local celebrities to perform the Star-Spangled Banner and throw out the first pitch at a game. And for the seventh year in a row, the San Francisco Giants have honored America’s other major pastime — listening to Metallica — by hosting their ‘Metallica Night,’ complete with guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performing the National Anthem and drummer Lars Ulrich tossing out the first pitch.