METALLICA To Play “Enter Sandman” At Yankees Game?Friday, 23rd August 2013
According to the New York Daily News, METALLICA is rumored to be taking part in New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera retirement ceremony on September 22 at Yankee Stadium.
METALLICA’s 1991 classic has been a staple of Yankees games for years, heralding the entrance of Rivera, who is considered to be one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time.
METALLICA is teaming up with SiriusXM to bring back the Mandatory Metallica channel, and will celebrate with a special show on September 21 at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City that will air live nationwide.
Rivera was presented with a METALLICA gold record by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on May 13 for “Enter Sandman”.
Said Rivera: “I’ve got a gold record, brother. Without even singing, I have a gold record.”
The presentation was made by Indians team president Mark Shapiro and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame president Greg Harris.
The pitcher, who is retiring after this season, told the paper: “I think it was well done. Whoever thought of the idea of giving me a gold record with the song ‘Sandman’, it was great. I appreciate that and I know it will have a special place in my house.”