SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 26: Metallica poses prior to the game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees at Oracle Park on April 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Metallica donates to COVID-19 Relief

One of our favorite Bay Area bands is doing their part to help out during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release released earlier the band states that their All Within My Hands Foundation is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

Feeding America: AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund, read more about the response here.

Direct Relief: AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund, read more here.

Crew Nation: As you all know, Metallica’s live shows—all live music in general—would not be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes.  As COVID-19 puts the entire live music industry on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who make their living show-to-show.  Live Nation has committed $10 million to their Crew Nation initiative, contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million donated by artists, fans and employees.  Metallica is happy to pledge $100,000 to this fund to help those who make it all happen for us year in and year out on the road.  Read more here.

The USBG National Charity Foundation: In addition to the hard-working crews who support Metallica on tour, they rely heavily on the worldwide hospitality industry.  Metallica is pledging $50,000 to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers in need of financial assistance.  Read more here.

Metallica has launched the “Metallica Mondays” streaming series: Each Monday at 5:00 pm PST they’ll broadcast a full concert from the Metallica video archives directly to your couch via Facebook Live and YouTube.  Generous donations to AWMH from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000 and they’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams to support those impacted by COVID-19.  More info here.


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