Metallica has announced a new donation of $100,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in the state of California. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education.
Wildfires have continued to ravage parts of both Northern and Southern California, consuming tens of thousands of acres, displacing thousands and knocking out power. Metallica is donating $50,000 to organizations in northern California and $50,000 to organizations in the southern part of the state.
Metallica released the following statement that read in part, “Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires . . . We would also like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need as well as the first responders who have been working tirelessly to keep Californians safe.”
Metallica also donated $100,000 toward wildfire relief efforts in California and headlined a wildfire relief concert in San Francisco two years ago.
Story source: Blabbermouth
- Metallica has donated $100,000 to relief efforts in California after the state’s recent wildfires.
- The band gave half to the northern part of the state and half to the southern half.
- The donation is through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.
SIDE NOTES: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has posted a tribute to the late Timi Hansen, a Danish musician who died of cancer this week at the age of 61. Hansen was the original bassist in Mercyful Fate, the Danish underground metal band that was a huge influence on Metallica’s early sound. Ulrich wrote, “Incredibly saddened to hear the news of Timi Hansen’s untimely passing. He was not only a close friend of mine and a close friend of the band’s, but he was part of a musical force that helped shape Metallica’s sound, direction & desire to be in a hard rock band.” Metallica recorded a 12-minute medley of Mercyful Fate songs for its 1998 Garage Inc. album.