WATCH: Metallica’s National Anthem For NBA Finals Game 5

Metallica performed the National Anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals. (Getty)

Metallica performed the National Anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals. (Getty)

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Heavy metal legends Metallica pumped up the Oracle Arena crowd prior to Game 5 of the NBA Finals with a rocking version of the National Anthem on Flag Day.

Band guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, a Bay Area native, plugged their axes into the amplifiers and gave a unique rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Take a listen below:

The band has done this at sporting events before, including prior the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers game back on May 3, 2015. Check it out below:


Metallica performs "Star-Spangled Banner"5/3/13: Bay Area heavy metal legends Metallica perform the "Star-Spangled Banner" before the Giants' game against the Dodgers. Check out m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League…2013-05-05T22:30:06Z


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