Metallica mark annual ‘Metallica Day’ by playing US anthem at San Francisco baseball game – watch

The band appeared at the San Francisco Giants match at AT&T Park on Saturday (May 2)

Metallica marked the third annual ‘Metallica Day’ in San Francisco on Saturday (May 2) by appearing at a local baseball game.

The band donned black jersey and performed at the San Francisco Giants match against the Los Angeles Angels at the city’s AT&T Park. The band’s drummer Lars Ulrich also threw the ceremonial first pitch at the event. Watch the metal group performing the US national anthem, plus pictures, below.

Lars Ulrich recently joined Royal Blood live onstage during their gig in San Francisco last month. The British rock duo were performing at the US city’s Slim’s venue on on April 15, with the pair inviting Ulrich to pick up the sticks for set closer ‘Out Of The Black’.

The band first met Ulrich when he attended the group’s San Francisco show last September. As previously reported, after the show Royal Blood were taken to the house from the Mrs Doubtfire film by Ulrich.

Also, it was recently revealed that David Bowie thinks Lou Reed’s Metallica collaboration is his “greatest work” and “masterpiece”.

2011’s ‘Lulu’ was largely slated by critics and fans alike at the time of its release, but during her speech at Reed’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last month, the late singer’s widow Laurie Anderson said that consensus on the record is changing.

“One of [Lou’s] last projects was his album with Metallica,” Anderson said in her speech. “And this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it. There are many struggles and so much radiance. And after Lou’s death, David Bowie made a big point of saying to me, ‘Listen, this is Lou’s greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like ‘Berlin’. It will take everyone a while to catch up.'”

Anderson added: “I’ve been reading the lyrics and it is so fierce. It’s written by a man who understood fear and rage and venom and terror and revenge and love. And it is raging.”