Metallica Begs for Work in New ESPN 'SportsCenter' Ad (Video)

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Metallica performs for SiriusXM listeners at The Apollo Theater on September 21, 2013 in New York City.

Beginning in 1999, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" served as the on-field entrance music for the New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera. But ever since Major League Baseball's all-time greatest closer retired last year, it seems the band has been left trying to fill a void.

In the latest in a long line of hilarious commercials for ESPN's "SportsCenter," the band appeared as themselves amongst ESPN personalities like anchor Jay Scott. Check out the video above, as the band tries to use metallic riffs to soundtrack golf highlights and offers some desperate guitar lessons.

Last September, Metallica appeared at Yankee Stadium to play "Enter Sandman" IRL as Rivera took the field in front of the hometown crowd for the last time. And very far away from the Bronx last year, they also made history as the first band ever to play a proper set on the continent of Antarctica.


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