James Hetfield, left, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica play the national anthem before the start of the game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees at Oracle Park. (Photo: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)
It will get loud before the NBA Finals game Wednesday.
Heavy metal rockers James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, of San Francisco-based Metallica, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 3 in Oakland’s Oracle Arena.
The series between home team the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors is tied 1-1.
The Metallica Twitter site announced the pregame music news Tuesday.
“Look for James and Kirk to perform the National Anthem before tip off tomorrow as the @Warriors host the @Raptors for Game 3 of the #NBAFinals.”
The Canadian National Anthem will be performed by Canadian singer Tenille Townes.
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