Metallica plays the Star Spangled Banner Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 6:17 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple James is looking good. Eric Dolecki Kirk looks like bozo the clown. Thomas von Hassel Kirk really falls apart when i can’t cover his playing in tremolo, wha wha and other effects. segiddins Better by far than the average Star Spangled Banner rendition!