Metallica Rock National Anthem At NBA Finals Game
(hennemusic) Metallica guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the national anthem prior to game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Sunday and video of the performance has been posted online.
The Golden State Warriors were playing host to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and eventually went on to take a 3-2 series lead with a 104-91 win. “Thanks to the NBA for letting us make some noise before the game,” says the band. “Go Dubs!”
The guitarists last performed the national anthem as part of their appearance at the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas on Saturday, June 6. Metallica are currently on a break from the road after playing a series of festival dates in Europe this past month; the band’s next scheduled show is at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1. Watch the game 5 anthem performance here.