Metallica Donate Over $135,000 To Flood Disaster Victims In Germany

Metallica have donated over $135,000 to flood disaster victims in Germany. The money was raised from a limited edition “Enter Sandman” single that was released in collaboration with Universal Music Germany.

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation issued the following statement:

“As heavy rains swept across Europe in July 2021, regions of Western Germany saw an entire month’s worth of rainfall within just 48 hours. This downpour led to flooding and grave disaster, with at least 184 deaths reported.

In August of 2021, as a show of support for those affected and in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of The Black Album, Metallica released a limited-edition “Enter Sandman” single. This release was distributed on numbered, glow-in-the-dark, 7” Vinyl as well as a Maxi CD and 3” PockIt CD – all available exclusively in Germany.

In partnership with Universal Music Germany, the band announced that all sales profits would go directly to the flood victims. Nearly one year later, as the construction work in the affected regions is still in full swing, we are donating 130,000 € to Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

Aktion Deutschland Hilft continues to collect donations for families who lost their homes in the floods. You can join their efforts by making a contribution [HERE].”

Metallica Team Up With Yousician For New Music Courses

Metallica have joined forces with Yousician to create new courses that will help students learn how to play some of their most popular songs on guitar. If interested, fans can sign up for a membership HERE.

The following was said about the program:

“The best way to play like Metallica is to play with Metallica. Learn the Metallica songs you love on guitar with James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett in new courses, only on Yousician. Explore riffs, rhythm, and lead guitar, discover the real way to play your favorite licks and riffs, dive into downpicking, and go behind the scenes with stories from the band.

Put your skills to the test and play 10 of Metallica’s best-known songs with the band. Learn how to play the original tracks the way the band plays them, and master every note with Yousician’s instant feedback.”

Hadley Spanier, the head of artist partnerships at Yousician, also commented:

“The Metallica x Yousician courses get guitar players up close and personal with the master musicians they idolize. Players will have the opportunity to learn how to play like Metallica straight from metallica! The unique course pairs unmatched access to the band with Yousician’s AI technology so that guitarists-in-training not only get to learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve. Players will feel like they are part of the band, playing alongside their idols as they try to master some of the greatest guitar-driven songs of all time.”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Receives Honorary Award At Denmark’s Carl Prisen

Earlier today (June 13), Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was honored with the Ærespris (Honorary Award) during this year’s Carl Prisen at Axelborgsalen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The award includes 30,000 Danish kroner (about $4,200), which the drummer donated to the Danish Songwriting Academy. Ulrich, who attended the ceremony with producer Flemming Ramsussen, was honored for his role in Metallica’s lawsuit against Napster and his compositional work in the band.

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” Featured In Trailer For Upcoming Video Game “Marvel’s Midnight Suns”

Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” is featured in the new trailer for Firaxis Games and 2K’s upcoming tactical RPG “Marvel’s Midnight Suns.” That game will be released on October 7 and it will feature a number of fan-favorite characters including: Spider-Man, Venom, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Blade, Scarlet Witch, and more. The standard edition will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, while the enhanced edition will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett On Music Streaming: “We Warned Everyone That This Was Gonna Happen”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett reflected on the band’s 2000 lawsuit against Napster and the current state of music streaming. He said the following:

“We warned everyone that this was gonna happen. We warned everyone that the music industry was gonna lose eighty percent of its net worth, power and influence. When these monumental shifts come, you just either fucking rattle the cage and get nothing done or you move forward. There’s definitely a new way for getting music out there, but it isn’t as effective as the music industry pre-Napster. But we’re stuck with it. There needs to be some sort of midway point where the two come together, or another completely new model comes in.”

Metallica Share Pro-Shot Footage Of “The Unforgiven” From BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

Metallica have shared a new live video for their song “The Unforgiven.” The clip was recorded during the band’s May 27 set at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival.