Jamie Foxx mutilated the National Anthem ahead of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight on Saturday night, and you would think that our great nation’s thirst for pushing the acceptable limits of the anthem would be satisfied. But earlier in the day, another performance reminded us why we continue to try.
At the third-annual Metallica Day at AT&T Park, hosted by the San Francisco Giants, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett played a dueling guitar rendition of the Anthem. Lars Ulrich later threw out the first pitch.
Basically, Hetfield’s and Hammett’s performance was the complete opposite of what came out of Foxx’s mouth at the MGM Grand later that night, which means it was great. Compare for yourself:
The Bay Area-based Metallica are massive Giants fans, but they have not been timid about lending their infamous guitar riffs to teams and colleges across the country. “Enter Sandman” is played at every Virginia Tech home football game, while they made a guest appearance at Yankee Stadium to play Mariano Rivera’s entrance song one last time.