San Francisco Giants Metallica Day 2015: National Anthem and Behind-the-Scenes Interview — Video

Earlier this month, the San Francisco Giants hosted their third-annual Metallica Day at their home base, AT&T Park.

Drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, while guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed "The Star Spangled Banner." Bassist Robert Trujillo also got into the act, announcing it was time to “Play ball” (and Hetfield read the starting lineups as well).

Below, you can check out Hetfield and Hammett's performance of the National Anthem—plus Giants' sideline reporter Amy Gutierrez's interview with Hetfield.

If you'd also like to see a just-posted behind-the-scenes video featuring the MLB Network's Sean Casey, who tracks down and interviews every member of the band at the stadium, head here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.