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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.