Robb Flynn (Machine Head) has announced that he will be performing at “Stars To The Rescue XXVIII.” That event will take place on January 26 at the Lesher Center For The Arts in Walnut Creek, CA and proceeds will go towards Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Other confirmed artists include Bruce Hornsby and Christian McBride. Additional lineup announcements will be made at a later date. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Before Five Finger Death Punch’s show at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ivan Moody helped put together a sleeping bag donation for homeless people in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The frontman contacted local rock station 93X Minneapolis, and they were able to get the donation organized. 50 sleeping bags were donated to Catholic Charities Of St. Paul And Minneapolis. This news comes after the singer did the same thing in Colorado Springs.
Metallica have donated $100,000 to help out with the wildfire relief efforts in California. The band made the donation through their All Within My Hands Foundation, which issued the following statement:
“Sadly once again communities in California are experiencing historically devastating wild fires in both the Northern and Southern parts of the state. All Within My Hands has made a $50,000 donation each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation; both agencies provide service to victims at evacuation centers and other much needed relief. We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies or by giving your time volunteering or providing temporary housing. Every little bit helps.”
Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who is originally from the Denver area, wanted to help out some local shelters when the band was in Colorado Springs, so he ended up working to put together a sleeping bag donation for Urban Peak Colorado Springs, a nonprofit that helps out homeless youth. According to Fox News 21, the frontman contacted local rock station 94.3 KILO, and they were able to get the donation organized. 50 sleeping bags were donated.
Metallica’s recent acoustic show and auction, which took place at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3, ended up raising $1.3 Million for charity. The money “will go to food banks in cities the band has played on its current WorldWired Tour and carefully selected community colleges throughout the country.” The band’s All Within My Hands Foundation is being “supported in these efforts by the American Association of Community Colleges and Feeding America.” It’s worth noting that an online auction is still going on at silentauctionpro.com.
Metallica played a special acoustic show at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3 and some footage from the concert can now be seen below. The event also included an auction with proceeds going towards the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.
01. “Disposable Heroes”
02. “When A Blind Man Cries” (Deep Purple cover)
03. “The Unforgiven”
04. “Please Don’t Judas Me” (Nazareth cover)
05. “Turn The Page” (Bob Seger cover)
06. “Bleeding Me”
07. “Veteran Of The Psychic Wars” (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
08. “Nothing Else Matters”
09. “All Within My Hands”
10. “Enter Sandman”
11. “The Four Horsemen”
Pearl Jam have announced that their Home Shows initiative has raised close to $11 million, which will be distributed to nearly 100 organizations in an effort to fight homelessness in Seattle and King County. The money was raised with the assistance of over 170 partners and various individuals.
The band commented:
“A HUGE thank you to the more than 170 businesses—both big and small—philanthropic partners, and individuals that have committed nearly $11 million to fight homelessness.
Even more important is seeing our community and fans rally around this effort. Tens of thousands of you have taken action by signing up for The Home Shows mailing list, watching stories of our neighbors with lived experience with homelessness, volunteering, getting registered to vote – and voting.
And this is just the beginning. You have more influence than you think—and now is the time to use it.
Email your elected officials and let them know what you want from them. Ask your employers what they’re doing on this issue. Support businesses committed to ending homelessness. Go out of your way to say “Hello” and “How can I help?” when you see a neighbor experiencing homelessness.
Then, keep learning, donating, volunteering, paying attention, and believing. The more than 12,000 people living on the streets of our city need us to.
– Ed, Stone, Mike, Jeff & Matt”