Metallica Had the Best Night Ever at San Jose Sharks Game


Last night, Metallica took a break from working on their next album to take in a National Hockey League (NHL) game between the San Jose Sharks and defending Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings.

However, they were more than just spectators in San Jose: Metallica was the team’s guest of honour for, you guessed it, ‘Metallica Night.’

During their time at the rink – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujilo, (Kirk Hammett was M.I.A.) – Metallica announced the Sharks’ starting lineup; participated in the ceremonial puck drop and an on-ice competition; wore custom made jersey’s and t-shirts; plus got into some hijinks with San Jose’s mascot Sharkie and arena staff.

So what’s connection here, for one, Metallica’s 1983 track “Seek & Destroy” has been used as the Sharks’ entrance song for a number of years now.

Fortunately, Instagram exists and allows us to share with you some of Metallica’s night on the town:

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"New best friend." – @metallica #MetalliSharks

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Time for a radio interview… #MetalliSharks

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Puck drop! #MetalliSharks

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About to read the lineup… #MetalliSharks

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Need another player tonight? #MetalliSharks

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Security moves in just as I'm about to get the secrets! Damn! #MetalliSharks

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