Metallica ’s All Within My Hands to Make Another Round of COVID-19 Relief Grants

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation will provide a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, which partners with food banks around the United States; Crew Nation, Live Nation’s initiative to provide relief to touring and venue crews; the United States Bartenders Guild Foundation, which benefits bar workers and people in the service industries; and Direct Relief, which aims to support medical professionals and first responders across the U.S.; the band has announced a fifth grantee as its partners with MusicCares in the organization’s efforts to assist music industry professionals affected by the pandemic. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Shares Trailer for End the Silence Charity Campaign

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a video recalling the very first time he heard the song that changed his life, ‘She Loves You’, by The Beatles. The video is for a campaign supporting the “End The Silence” charity, supporting children in orphanages worldwide. Ozzy continues to recuperate from his various injuries and illnesses of the last year and is looking forward to the final solo tour of his career in 2020, The “No More Tours 2” Tour. Info on donating can be found below. Continue reading

Metallica Launches “Metallica Scholars” – A Million Dollar Workforce Education Initiative For Students

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. The band will donate One Million dollars USD to ten community colleges across the country supporting 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce. These students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars. Continue reading

Metal Legend Mike Dean Donates Bass To Cancer Charity Fundraiser

Cancer is a sonofabitch and there will be more than 1.7 million new cases of it in 2018 alone. One person making the best of a bad situation is Melissa S. who uses her multiple diagnosis of cancer to raise money on her own raise awareness and money for animal rescue, Friends of Melissa have been raising money on both BiddingOwl and GoFundMe to raise the $20,000 USD she needs for aggressive treatment for her long-term survival. Now her friend, metal legend Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity has joined the fight, donating a classic bass from his aresenal to the auction to give it a boost. Mike’s NYC Sadowsky Sunburst Vintage J 4 Bass Guitar has been played live with played in over 2,000 shows with COC and Kyuss Lives and the COC albums America’s Volume Dealer, Live Volume album and concert video, In the Arms of God, and Corrosion of Conformity. Learn more about how you can support Melissa’s fight and own Mike’s bass at the links below.

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Watch Metallica Perform Unplugged Originals And Covers At Their Charity Benefit Show

Metallica headlined their charity auction and benefit concert for their All Within My Hands Foundation this past Saturday night. The band performed unplugged, pulling out rarities, re-imagined versions of classics, and covers. You can watch some fan-filmed videos below, and see the full setlist as well. Limited items from the auction are on sale all this week at Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Their Winter Tour Dates

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and thus a celebration is in order. The band has announced their Winter Tour 2018 Tour, their annual November-December trek. This season brings a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve”, featuring late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill‘s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater, is set to begin on November 14 and will visit 65 cities across North America, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30 (see full itinerary below). TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.  Continue reading

Dropdead Vocalist Bob Otis Injured In Motorcycle Crash, GofundMe Launched By Friends

Dropdead frontman Bob Otis was injured in a motorcycle crash on July 18th where he skidded out on his bike in Providence, RI and rolled 25ft. Although he was wearing his helmet, he broke six ribs and suffered other injuries. Bob has a history of back and other medical problems, and this latest injury just compounds things for him physically and financially. His friends have launched a Gofundme for Bob to help with the medical bills. Please give if you can, to this artist who has given so much with his words, music and his own devotion to charitable causes. Continue reading

Metallica Has a Successful Launch To The All Within My Hands Day Of Service

Metallica, which launched their charitable foundation All Within My Hands this year, held their first “Day of Service” on Mat 23rd and it was rousing success. The band themselves got hands on as drummer Lars Ulrich presented the SF-Marin Food Bank with a check for $5,000 on Wednesday. In addition, the drummer sorted fruit to be distributed by the food bank. Continue reading

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Day of Service Is Today

Metallica’s dedicated charity foundation foundation to tion and what promises to be an annual event, The All Within My Hands Day Of Service, is today. If you have signed up,  you could win awesome Metallica prizes including autographed memorabilia, strings & picks from the WorldWired Tour, merch & music packs, and three lucky grand prize winners will win tickets to a Metallica show of their choice during the upcoming North American Tour. Directions on how to bid to win prizes, but more importantly, give something back, are below. Continue reading

Members Of Mastodon, Gojira, And More Donate Artwork To Charity Auction

Mastodon‘s Troy Sanders, Gojira‘s Mario Duplantier, At The Drive-In‘s Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and others are donating works of art to a charity auction to benefit kids in need via Smile + Wonder. Continue reading