Watch Jordan Rudess Celebrate America with “The Star-Spangled Banner” 

To celebrate Independence Day today, Dream Theater keyboardist and progressive music genius Jordan Rudess has shared an instrumental cover of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The United States National Anthem. Rudess recently launched a Patreon you can follow here. Continue reading

Metallica Teams Up With The San Francisco Giants For The Fifth Year In A Row

Metallica took over AT&T Park last night for the fifth annual “Metallica Night” with the San Francisco Giants. Just like previous years, Lars threw out the first pitch, James and Kirk performed The Star-Spangled Banner, and they had giveaways for fans throughout the game. Continue reading

Video: Metallica Performs National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 5

Metallica, at the NBA finals. Photo courtesy of ABC.

Metallica, at the NBA finals. Photo courtesy of ABC.

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica performed their rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, The United States National Anthem, before Game 5 of the NBA Finals, played between The Golden State Warriors and The Cleveland Cavaliers. Watch the video at this link or below:

 

 

Metallica recently performed the anthem to open X Games Austin, from which they were the headliners. The band had participated in other sporting events near their home of the Bay Area of California such as the annual “Metallica Night” at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Giants baseball tam, playing in the past at Oakland Raiders Football games, and events with the nearby San Jose Sharks.

 

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Video: Metallica Performs The Star Spangled Banner At X Games Austin

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Metallica who performed this past weekend as part of X Games Austin, opened the proceedings with a performance of the United States National Anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’. The song was performed by James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett on guitar, which they have done at other sporting events in the past. See the video below: