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Variety: Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Shred National Anthem at NBA Finals (Watch)

Jun 6, 2019

Taking position on the court in front of a projection of American flags, the two guitarists traded licks with Hammett taking the lead and Hetfield providing the rhythm. Also keeping with Metallica’s signature style, Hammett’s guitar playing was heavily distorted and unsparing in its use of the Wah-wah pedal. The duo injected so much of the band’s sound that busting out the legendary “Master of Puppets” riff wouldn’t have seemed out of place (watch the performance below).

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