Metallica guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett delivered the national anthem prior to game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA on Monday.
Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo were on hand to open the dressing room doors for the Sharks as they hit the ice to the team’s standard introduction – Metallica’s 1983 classic “Seek And Destroy.”
Hetfield and Hammett have donated their guitars from the Stanley Cup Final performance to be auctioned off to benefit The Sharks Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of underserved youth and families in the community with an emphasis in the areas of education, health and safety, and character development.
The Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey, and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need.
To bid on Metallica’s guitars, visit auction.nhl.com before the event closes Friday, June 15.
The San Jose Sharks previously hosted a Metallica Night in 2015.
Ulrich recently revealed the band are in the final stages of completing the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”
“We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process,” says the drummer, "and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re gonna share this record with the universe. The month of June is basically when we’re gonna sit down and figure what we’re gonna do with it all, what we’re gonna call it and what’s gonna be on it."
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