Last week saw Metallica play “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of a sold-out San Francisco Giants game against the New York Yankees at Oracle Park. It was also the seventh annual Metallica Night for the San Francisco Giants, and the band played the national anthem and participated with the fans by playing games on the field between innings.
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett smashed out the national anthem, Lars Ulrich got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the band also got to announce the teams’ starting lineups.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) April 27, 2019
Here’s the really good part of this story, guitars that were used for this year’s Metallica Night are autographed and are now being raffled off to raise money for Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
An Instagram post from the band confirmed that the proceeds will go directly to the band’s charity. The raffle will end on May 5th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Until then, you can enter to win here.
James Hetfield said: “We’re blessed to be doing this every year and being a part of the vibe here,” adding: “You know, when times are good, when times are bad, they need the support.”
Kirk Hammett explained: “It’s great. It’s a lot of fun,” and added. “It’s a good opportunity for us to interact with our home team, hometown, and interact with the people of the Bay Area in San Francisco. And for me, it’s a lot of fun to be able to play the national anthem.”
Check out the band’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the San Francisco Giants game below: