(KRON) Metallica is performing at the AT&T Park the night before the big game, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos and halftime show performers include Beyoncé and Coldplay.
The concert starts at about 8:30pm.
While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn’t seem to mind.
“As far as us playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has passed,” Hetfield told The Associated Press before a sound check on Friday in San Francisco.
He added: “We’re not a variety show. We’re not pop. We’re not sparkly, and all that kind of stuff that seems to be what’s needed for that.”