Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Play National Anthem at X Games | VIDEO


Carlos Santana wasn’t the only music star who performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” this weekend. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield reprised their two-guitar rendition of the national anthem to kick off the X Games in Austin, Texas.

The full band also performed at the X Games later that day, co-headlining the Super Stage alongside Nicki Minaj. The lineup also featured Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, Pennywise, Deltron 3030, Joywave and the Glitch Mob.

A professionally mixed recording of that show is available for pre-order at Metallica's website and will cost $5 through July 15. Audio will be posted in the next few days (we'll keep you updated). All proceeds will benefit efforts to assist victims of the recent floods in Central Texas.

Hammett and Hetfield previously performed the national anthem on May 2 of this year at the Giants game against the Los Angeles Angels. You can see a video of that performance here.