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Metallica to play national anthem before Game 4

Legendary metal band will rock Shark Tank, auction autographed guitars for charity

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Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will perform "The Star-Spangled-Banner" prior to Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

Hetfield and Hammett will rock the Shark Tank for a good cause. Each of the guitars used during the performance will be signed by the members of the band, displayed on the concourse during the game and then donated to the Sharks Foundation to be auctioned. Fans will be able to bid on the guitars until Wednesday, June 15, with proceeds going to Little Kids Rock and the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, with each receiving 50 percent of the total raised.

Tweet from @Metallica: James & @KirkHammett will perform The Star-Spangled Banner tonight before Game 4 of the #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/gu7g1g8hB2

Metallica has supported the Sharks for years, and the Sharks skate through their iconic shark head and onto the ice for home games while Metallica's "Seek and Destroy" is played. 

The Sharks trail the best-of-7 series 2-1.

The band's members are no strangers to SAP Center. Hetfield was in attendance when the Sharks clinched their first trip to the Cup Final with a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

Last season, the Sharks held "Metallica Night." The band dropped the ceremonial opening puck, helped with the lineup announcement and were presented with custom Metallica Sharks jerseys.

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