Metallica pledge over a million dollars to educational funding
Since 2019, Metallica have been supporting American community colleges through the Metallica Scholars Initiative, part of their charitable All Within My Hands Foundation, which in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges gives financial support to educational programmes that teach skills and trades. The band have just revealed that they’ll be donating $1.6 million to the funding this year, and expanding the number of colleges supported from 15 to 23.
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“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive,” says frontman James Hetfield. “I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant, hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment. It gave us confidence that we are doing the right thing and inspired us to do even more. We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.”
Metallica have also been teasing a possible 30th birthday… something for the anniversary of 1991’s ‘Black’ album. They shared a video of themselves playing Wherever I May Roam from a 1992 San Diego show, along with the hashtags “#BlackAlbum2021?” and “#ComingThisFall”. The last one has since been deleted, but… yeah. *raises eyebrow*
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