Metallica to Play National Anthem Before Game 5 of the NBA Finals

James Hetfield of Metallica
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James Hetfield of Metallica performs during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NBA finals will have some heavy metal flavor.

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett are slated to perform the national anthem before game 5 of the series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

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Previous performers include Carlos Santana and his wife Cindy Blackman Santana, Rascal Flatts, and Usher.

Game 5 begins at 8 PM ET June 14 on ABC.

 

 

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