Metallica Rumored to Play Retirement Ceremony for New York Yankees Pitcher
By: Gary Graff

will have quite a bit on its plate this fall promoting its new 3D movie "Metallica Through the Never." But the group may make time to help usher one of its most well-known fans into retirement.

The group is rumored to appear at the September 22 retirement ceremony for all-star New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, who routinely enters games with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" playing over the Yankee Stadium P.A.

The game is set for the day after Metallica is slated to perform at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, but neither the team nor the band have officially commented on the rumor.

Metallica premieres "Metallica Through the Never" on September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie opens September 27 in IMAX and October 4 in general theaters, a soundtrack album is due out on September 24.

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