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Hetfield, Hammett National Anthem Guitars Being Auctioned For Charity

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett didn't help their home town San Jose Sharks win on Monday night (June 6), but their appearance at the game will help some charities.

Hetfield and Hammett played the national anthem before the Stanley Cup Finals' fourth game, which the Sharks lost 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now the two have put the instruments up for auction online with the message, "Our congratulations to the Sharks for winning the Western Conference title and skating in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in their history."

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Sharks Foundation and Little Kids Rock.

Hetfield and Hammett's national anthem performance has been posted on both Metallica's and the Sharks' official web sites.


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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.