METALLICA’S JAMES HETFIELD AND KIRK HAMMETT TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE NBA FINALS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 14
WHO: Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
WHAT: Performing the national anthem before Game 5 of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers
WHERE: Oracle Arena
WHEN: Sunday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET airing live on ABC
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially succesful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s “Metallica” (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the bestselling album in the history of Soundscan. Their latest studio album, “Death Magnetic,” was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. “Death Magnetic” charted at No.1 in 32 countries and sold five million copies worldwide. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. The band celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011 with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. On November 24, 2014, Metallica released a 10-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster.