That’s exactly what James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica did Monday night ahead
And the band killed it.
The veteran rockers teamed up before Game 4, as Hammett delivered the national anthem’s main melody and Hetfield added reinforcement for a very unique version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Showing considerable bias to the home team, both musicians wore No. 81 Sharks jerseys with their names on the backs. Hetfield is from Downey, California, and Hammett hails from San Francisco, just 50 miles north of San Jose.
But even the support of the hard rockers couldn’t help the Bay Area team. San Jose los
And while Hetfield is a hell of a guitarist and singer, he’s not very good at predicting the outcome of a game. “We’re gonna win tonight, the Sharks are gonna win tonight, that’s how it is. We’re going to do all we can to help that out and see this team go the distance,” he told the NHL Network before the puck dropped.
At least their presence Monday had one positive impact: The band auctioned off signed guitars for charity.
The Penguins now lead the series 3-1 as they head back to Pittsburgh Thursday for Game 4, which will air on NBC.