Metallica rocks the National Anthem at Dodgers-Giants game [VIDEO]

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM   |   0 comments

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May 5 (UPI) -- Metallica frontman James Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett performed a Jimi Hendrix-inspired instrumental version of the National Anthem before the San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, drummer Lars Ulrich also participated by throwing out the first pitch.

Watch their performance below:

For comparison's sake, here's Hendrix's famous interpretation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock in 1969:

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