Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic get in their way to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” last night (23rd) before the baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. While the two weren’t physically at the stadium, they made a virtual performance a few miles away at the Metallica Headquarters to perform the U.S national anthem before the Giants home game. This would have been the eighth consecutive year.
Watch the clip below:
In addition to their pre-recorded video, the band shared a few clips on their Facebook page. One of the clips showed bassist Robert Trujillo throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the game. The rest was a virtual discussion between guitarist Kirk Hammett and former Giants pitcher George Kontos on the nerves factor before performing, their favorite parts from S&M2, and how Hammett became a horror fanatic.