Watch Metallica perform the national anthem ahead of the Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA game

(Image credit: Metallica / YouTube)

Concerts might be a no-go at this time, but nothing's stopping Metallica from hitting the stage. 

Following their blazing performance of Battery for the 35th anniversary of Master of Puppets on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the thrash-metal titans have served up their take on the US national anthem at an NBA showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.