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Rolling Stone: Year in Review: So, How Was Your 2020, Lars Ulrich?

Dec 22, 2020

Metallica had booked gigs all around the world, including several summer festival headliners in the U.S., but Covid had other plans for 2020. After the group canceled its tour dates, it donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Covid relief organizations through its All Within My Hands charitable foundation, using money it raised from streaming video of past concerts. Eventually, the band members figured out how to play together again — creating a socially distanced, acoustic rendition of “Blackened,” regrouping in person for a newly filmed concert that they showed at drive-in movie theaters, unplugging again for a charity livestream, and releasing their S&M2 album, among other activities.

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