Metallica‘s Bay Area ties are strong, so it was hardly a surprise the thrash/metal heroes paid a visit to the Stanley Cup Final this week. After all, the San Jose Sharks are fighting for the Stanley Cup for the first time in team history.
Ahead of Game 4 on Monday night, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo opened the locker room door for the Sharks to enter the ice…
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While the other half of the band – guitarist Kirk Hammett and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield – led a shredding rendition of the national anthem.
As you’d expect, it was all pretty great:
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San Jose lost the game, however, to fall behind 3-1 in the best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.