Ever wonder what James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett do in their down time?  The answer could be hangout for the day with you.

The Metallica guys have teamed up with guitar accessory maker Ernie Ball to give some musician the day of a lifetime.  The way it works is when you buy Ernie Ball guitar strings from Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend  there will be a code inside that you enter at Ernie Ball /Metallica’s webpage.  The winner will go to San Francisco and hang with the guys at the same studio where they recorded and produced St. Anger, Death Magnetic and Hardwired…To Self-Destruct and will have the choice of a Hetfield or Hammett Signature ESP Guitar. Sound cool? Details are here and you can watch the video above too to get all the details.  Contest runs through Halloween. 

You can also enter without purchase. Winner does get single transportation to San Francisco and hotel as part of the prize too.  See full rules and details here. Good luck.