Rise! Metallica makes 'The Star-Spangled Banner' rock

Celebrating what would have been the 8th annual 'Metallica Night' at Oracle Park

Kicking off last night's MLB game between the San Fransisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, Metallica axe men James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett rocked an awesome version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" virtually from Metallica HQ.

Donning their home team jerseys, James and Kirk wailed through the national anthem playing off of each other and doing just a little bit of showing off while they were at it.

Bassist Robert Trujillo was also part of game night, as he got to throw out the first pitch, again virtually from what looks like Metallica HQ's parking lot.

It was all part of what would have been the 8th annual "Metallica Night" at San Francisco's Oracle Park, which has been forced to go virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Guitarist Kirk took a look back...

The band recently released their latest record, S&M2, recorded live with the San Francisco Symphony at the Chase Center on September 6 and 8, 2019, a show packed with tracks from the band's storied career, re-tooled and re-imagined especially for this performance.

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