Metallica Pay Tribute To Late Music For Nations Founder Martin Hooker

Metallica have penned a tribute for late Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker. The band said the following:

“We were deeply saddened to hear that Martin Hooker, the man who formed Music For Nations – our first UK record label – back in 1983, had passed. Thanks to Martin’s unwavering support, KEA, RTL and MOP all went gold in the UK, and just as importantly, he and MFN helped make England a warm and welcoming place for us at a vital time in our career. Thank you for the love, support and memories Martin, rest in peace.”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Presents Juanes With “Person Of The Year” Award At Latin Grammys

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich made a surprise appearance at the 20th annual Latin Grammys in Las Vegas, NV last night (November 14). The drummer was on hand to present Juanes with the Latin Recording Academy “Person Of The Year” award.

Metallica Donate $100,000 To Wildfire Relief Efforts

Metallica have donated $100,000 to help with wildfire relief efforts in California. The donation was made through their All Within My Hands foundation and it included $50,000 for the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and $50,000 for the Wildfire Relief Fund.

The band commented:

“Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires.

The All Within My Hands Foundation would like to lend support to those affected in both Northern and Southern California by donating $100,000 to assist in relief, $50,000 to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund – created by the Community Foundation Sonoma County – and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund – created by the California Community Foundation.

Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms. We would also like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need as well as the first responders who have been working tirelessly to keep Californians safe. Whether you are able to contribute money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies, or your time by volunteering or providing temporary housing, every bit helps.”

Metallica Share Preview For “The ABCs Of Metallica” Book

Metallica have shared a “K is for Kirk” preview from their new book “The ABCs of Metallica.” You can check that out below. The band worked on the book with co-author Howie Abrams and illustrator Michael “Kaves” McLeer and it will be available on November 26. Pre-orders can be found HERE with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Metallica Team Up With Stance For New Line Of Socks

Metallica have joined forces with Stance to launch a new line of socks. You can check out all the available styles HERE. The band commented:

“Check out our latest collaboration, this time with sock icons Stance. This collection features eight different styles, including a mix of performance and casual options, plus something for the kids, too!”

Metallica Join Forces With Billabong For New Surf Wear Line

Metallica have joined forces with Billabong LAB to create a surf wear line based on five of their albums. The first set includes a pair of board shorts, a wetsuit, a shirt, and a jacket inspired by “The Black Album.” You can purchase those HERE. Further items will be released between now and March 2020.