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Consequence of Sound: Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem Before Warriors-Lakers Game: Watch

Mar 16, 2021

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett played the National Anthem ahead of the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. The guitarists broadcast their rendition remotely from Metallica’s headquarters, appearing on the jumbotron as their metal version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” echoed through San Francisco’s Chase Center — the arena that the band helped open in 2019 with their historic “S&M2” concerts.

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