Last month, Metallica took time off from their busy schedule to participate in the first-ever Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California to support their local baseball team, the world champion San Francisco Giants. During the pre-game festivities, guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett played “ The Star-Spangled Banner ” to a sold-out crowd of over 41,000 fans. Now, you can experience their patriotic tribute for yourself: the band is offering a free download of their performance, via LiveMetallica.com .
In other Metallica news, the group will kick off their second annual Orion Music + More festival on Saturday at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to headlining sets by Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers , the event also includes performances from Rise Against , Deftones , Silversun Pickups , Dropkick Murphys and Foals .
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