After receiving the Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm on Thursday (June 14), Metallica has donated its monetary award of one million Swedish Kroner (just over $130,000) to three charities.
Metallica, the architects of thrash metal who later transformed into one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghan National Institute of Music, both accepted the prestigious Polar Music Prize from the hands of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on Thursday evening.
Each year, Sweden's Polar Music Prize — which is widely referred to as the "Nobel Prize of music" — is awarded to one contemporary and one classical musician. In the past, the honor has gone to artists including Paul McCartney and Led Zeppelin, and this year the contemporary prize went to none other than Metallica.
This past Wednesday, Metallica held their first-ever "Day of Service," an opportunity for fans to join the band members in chipping in at food banks and giving back to their communities. The event was an extension of the group's charitable All Within My Hands Foundation, which aids in critical local services and supports workforce education and the fight against hunger. Drummer Lars Ulrich pitched in at the San Francisco–Marin Food Bank, where he packed oranges into crates for people in need and rubbed elbows with fans. Here, he explains why it was important for Metallica to shed light on the cause and what he learned from it.
Legendary rock band Metallica is doing its part to address hunger.
Drummer Lars Ulrich paid a visit to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in the city to help sort food and to present a $5,000 check on behalf of the band's foundation, All Within My Hands.
The SF-Marin Food Bank got a helping hand Wednesday from a heavy metal legend. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich presented the food bank with a check for $5,000.
It's from a foundation formed by the band, called: "All Within My Hands."
In 2017, Metallica drove its fans into an emotional frenzy at its stadium concerts nationwide. Amid the spectacle, the group launched All Within My Hands, a foundation aimed at giving back to the communities that have shown up for the band over the years.
Through the nonprofit Feeding America, the band made donations to food banks throughout the tour, and this year, Metallica wants to mobilize "the Metallica family" to show up to community food banks and volunteer.
Loud and Quiet: Lars Ulrich recounts how Metallica regrouped in 1987 after the death of their friend and bassist
On September 27th, 1987, Metallica were travelling on their tour bus after a gig in Sweden. Shortly before 7am, with the whole crew asleep, they were awoken as the bus veered left to right, throwing the band members around like ricocheting pinballs. The bus then flipped over, landing on its side, as bodies crashed and thudded against smashed glass and broken furniture. There was confusion and chaos and screaming all around as band members crawled out from the bus in the still, dark morning, yelling one another’s names to locate people. Gradually people were found and marked safe and well, with the exception of their bass player, Cliff Burton.
Basisti Robert Trujillo lauloi Hassisen koneen legendaarisen kappaleen suomeksi.
Metallica esiintyy parhaillaan Helsingissä. Suomalaisfaneille oli keikalla luvassa erityinen yllätys, sillä yhtyeen basisti Robert Trujillo ja kitaristi Kirk Hammett soittivat Hassisen koneen kuuluisaa Rappiolla-kappaletta. Kaiken huipuksi Trujillo lauloi suomeksi.
MTV:n erikoishaastattelu: Metallican basisti Robert Trujillo sai ensivierailullaan Suomessa pullosta päähän, joutui sairaalaan
Vuonna 2016 julkaistun Hardwired... To Self-Destruct -albumin kiertueella Suomeen saapunut Metallica on esiintynyt Suomessa jo lähes 20 kertaa. Eilinen konsertti Helsingin Hartwall Arenassa oli yhtyeen 18. esiintyminen ja huomenna perjantaina on edessä 19. keikka Suomessa.
Metallican basistiksi 15 vuotta sitten kiinnitetty Robert Trujillo, 53, muistaa hyvin ensimmäisen vierailunsa maassamme vuonna 1989. Tuolloin Trujillo soitti Suicidal Tendencies -nimisessä yhtyeessä, joka esiintyi Giants of Rock -festivaaleilla Hämeenlinnassa Ahveniston moottoriradalla.
Ilta-Sanomat: Metallicalta yllätys! Rocklegenda Michael Monroe esiintyi tähtien kanssa: ”Jos teillä ei ole ollut hauskaa, nyt on”
Metallica ja Monroe esittivät areena-konsertissa Monroen soolohitin.
Metallica on esittänyt kuluvalla maailmankiertueellaan paitsi omia biisejään, myös raskaan rockin yhtyeelle varsin yllättäviä lainakappaleita. Norjassa kuultiin Ahan Take on Me ja Ruotsissa muun muassa Europen Final Countdown.
Metallica spelade i Sverige nyligen.
Bandet väljer nu att skänka en del av intäkterna till Stockholms hemlösa.
På måndagskvällen tog Stockholms stadsmission emot en check om 325 000 kronor.
Some members of Metallica were definitely digging the dancing queen during the band’s Monday concert at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.
Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett performed a cover of ABBA’s 1976 smash “Dancing Queen” during their “doodle” solo segment on the 38-date European leg of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour, where the two bandmates take time out from the set list to pay tribute to local legends in various cities.
On May 5th, amid the closing dates of their Worldwired Tour's European leg, Metallica stormed into Stockholm, Sweden, for the first of two dates at the city's Ericsson Globe venue. Once again, the thrashers' performance featured a "doodle" — or short cover — from guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, who've made it their tradition to honor a local artist during the band's mid-set break. This time, the pair paid tribute to Europe with a rugged rendition of the Swedish prog-pop group's 1986 smash "The Final Countdown" — no synths necessary.
As a guitar and bass manufacturer, our job is pretty clear cut: make the best instruments we can for every musician's budget and skill level. But sometimes, we get to be a small part of something much bigger. While music itself is said to make the world a better place to live, and we agree with that, there are aspects of life that can't be helped simply through power chords and sweet leads.
Metallica förnyar sig själva med ett scenbygge som utnyttjar arenan till max.
Det är ovanligt snyggt att se på.
Men en sak är sig lik - det är först under den avslutande timmen det blir riktigt kul att lyssna på.
Metallica stopped off in Oslo, Norway, last night (May 2nd) amid the closing European leg of their WorldWired Tour. As always, the thrashers' performance found guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo honoring a famous local artist during the band's mid-set break by performing a short cover (otherwise known as a "doodle," to borrow the band's preferred phrasing). This time around, the rockers nodded to Oslo new-wave band A-ha with a spirited take on the synth-poppers iconic "Take on Me."
Metallica is revered as the kings of heavy metal. But when the band arrives in Boise for a concert, its members want things to be significantly lighter.
On Wednesday morning, Metallica issued a 29-second video through Twitter and Facebook accepting a #MetallicaDiet Challenge from radio personality Big J of Boise station 100.3 FM The X.