Friday, May 3rd 2013
Back in February we first told you about Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. With the 2013 Major League Baseball season now in full swing, the defending World Champion Giants welcomed the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to the ballpark by the Bay for a raucous Friday night match-up against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
Earlier in the week, the two Bay Area powerhouses teamed up to release a video of starting pitcher Barry Zito jamming with the Metallica in their Bay Area headquarters. An accomplished musician himself, Zito held his own on Fade To Black as you can see in the ad-heavy video below.
The band then paid a visit to the stadium before the game for shenanigans. The band mingled with players and drummer Lars Ulrich was bestowed the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. In a pre-game interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield spoke of the ‘cycle of inspiration’ when asked about the team using the band’s music to pump up fans during a run of two world titles in three years. Hetfield also joined Kirk Hammett for one of the heaviest versions of the Star Spangled Banner you will ever hear. You can watch that down below.
The Giants ended up winning the game 2-1 on a walk-off home run from MVP catcher Buster Posey. You can watch Metallica on the big screen later this summer when they release their Through The Never 3D spectacular.