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Metallica Shredded The US National Anthem During The NBA Finals & It’s A Yes From The Internet

Written by Emmy Mack on June 6, 2019

Metallica axemen Kirk Hammet and James Hetfield have launched a dual guitar assault on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in a precursor to Game 3 of the NBA Finals matchup between the band’s hometown Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.

Surrounded by US flags, the legendary thrash duo performed a guitar-only version of the ‘Murican theme song, complete with soaring guitarmonies.

Sadly, it wasn’t powerful enough to fuel the injury-riddled Warriors to victory, with the Raptors bagging the win 123-109 despite GSW superstar Stephen Curry scoring a whopper 47 points.

Still, Metallica’s rendition of the anthem has definitely been better received than popstar Fergie’s was at last year’s NBA All Stars game and Chili Peppers bassist Flea’s was two years before that at Kobe Bryant’s farewell
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Watch Hammet & Hetfield shred ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ below, and ICYMI you can catch Metallica touring Australia alongside Slipknot this October.

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