Behemoth Auctioning Off “Ov My Herculean Exile” Painting To Benefit Ukraine

Behemoth are auctioning off the painting from their “Ov My Herculean Exile” music video and signed copies of their new album “Opvs Contra Natvram” (out September 16) in an effort to raise money for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. You can place your bids HERE. Proceeds will go towards Polish Humanitarian Action.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Launches New Nonprofit Charity The Taylor Foundation

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has launched a new nonprofit charity called The Taylor Foundation. The organization was created in an effort to “uplift military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”

The following was said about the charity:

“The Taylor Foundation is a project of Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and solo artist. The foundation supports and uplifts military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Taylor Foundation raises awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition as well as provides resources and financial support. In 2022, Corey and The Taylor Foundation are partnering with pre-selected nonprofits in each tour city that are actively providing meaningful and creative assistance to those affected by PTSD.

The Taylor Foundation is a member of The Giving Back Fund, a national 501c3 organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back.”

Fans that donate to the charity through Fandiem will have a chance to win some cool prizes.

Avenged Sevenfold Helped Supply Ukrainians With Bulletproof Vests

Avenged Sevenfold recently helped raise money to supply Ukrainians with bulletproof vests amid the ongoing Russian invasion. The funds were generated through a benefit shirt the band created with Ukrainian artist Crypto Vandals. The group also matched the donation for each shirt sold. Frontman M. Shadows commented on Twitter:

Primus, Gogol Bordello, Etc. Members Release New Ukrainian Benefit Single “Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls”

Les Claypool (Primus) and Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello) have teamed up for a new Ukrainian benefit single titled “Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls.” The track, which also includes contributions from Stewart Copeland (The Police), Sean Lennon (The Claypool Lennon Delirium), Sergey Ryabtsev (Gogol Bordello), and Billy Strings, was released to raise money for Nova Ukraine.

Hütz told Rolling Stone the following:

“As soon as Russian aggression broke out, Les and I connected to address the catastrophe ASAP. We jumped on creating affirmative music that calls for unity and pays respect to the real doers in Ukrainian defense, such as President Zelensky, who demonstrated previously unheard of stamina and heroism. It is our way to show that heavyweights like Les, Stewart, Billy, and Sean stand with the people of Ukraine and the country’s sovereignty from the very start of Russian-led terror.”

Claypool went on to say that he contacted Hütz after finding out about the Russian invasion during a meal with some of his Polish friends:

“In that vodka-laced dialogue, we started mutually praising Zelensky for his surprisingly epic display of courage. ‘Zelensky has balls of steel!’ we agreed. It was then that we decided that some freaky ‘East meets West’ art needed to be thrown that way.”

He also added that the track “is not intended to be a song of condemnation” and that it is supposed to stand for “unity” :

“We now have a recording to help rally support for a bullied country, and a David versus Goliath-type man who stood up for their liberty, freedom, and homeland… [We’re] giving praise to a man who stepped up for his people beyond anything I’ve seen in my tenure on this planet. This unlikely fellow has grabbed the reins of leadership and held fast in such a way that the world is now galvanized in support.”

In addition to the single, the musicians will also be teaming up with Fandiem to raise more money for Nova Ukraine. Those that donate on April 22 will have a chance to win a trip to the “South Park” 25th anniversary concert at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 10. Fans are also encouraged to submit footage of themselves clapping along to the song to ironballs@primusville.com.

Metallica To Aid World Central Kitchen During “Month Of Giving”

Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation will be supporting World Central Kitchen during this year’s “Month Of Giving.” That organization is currently working to help with the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe.

Metallica commented:

“Please join us in supporting World Central Kitchen’s work aiding in the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe, as over four million Ukrainian citizens have fled their country.

All Within My Hands is proud to kick off our annual Month(s) of Giving early this year with a $500,000 donation to WCK – on top of our recent $100,000 grant – with the goal of bringing that number to a total of $1 million over the next two months.

How can you join us? Starting today through May 31, the Metallica.com store will feature exclusive merchandise for sale, along with some of your favorites, and donate all proceeds to WCK. Our friend, artist Andrew Cremeans, has stepped up once again and created a one-of-a-kind piece just for this campaign, and you may pre-order the shirt starting today. Keep watching the store for other exclusives and additional merchandise, all benefiting this campaign.

The coming two months will be filled with plenty of activity, including the popular (and exciting!) Local Chapter Fundraising Competition, which will start on May 2 and run for one month. We’ll also have auctions and raffles, including the guitars James and Kirk will be playing the National Anthem on at Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants on May 24.

If you simply would like to contribute, please visit the AWMH donation page and choose the World Central Kitchen Ukraine Relief Fund from the drop-down menu. Remember, all funds raised will go directly to WCK; AWMH does not use a penny of your donations to cover expenses.

A few words about our recipient: World Central Kitchen believes that food is a universal human right. Their #ChefsForUkraine campaign is doing incredible work to fulfill this mission, and since February 24, over 5 million meals have already been served to refugees across six countries. They work fast and are nimble, and what they do speaks to the heart of our mission in the fight against hunger.

As we extend our Month of Giving into two Months of Giving, we’ll continue to keep you posted about our progress, new ways you can help, and provide information about the work that WCK is doing with their boots on the ground. We truly appreciate all of your support in our efforts to give back. When the Metallica Family comes together for a cause, the positive impacts on individual lives are extraordinary.”

Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) To Release Frank Sinatra Covers Album “Tremonti Sings Sinatra” In May

Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) will be releasing a new Frank Sinatra covers album, titled “Tremonti Sings Sinatra,” on May 27. The record, which will also feature members of Sinatra’s backing band, was recorded as part of Tremonti’s “Take A Chance On Charity” initiative to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Society. Pre-orders can be found HERE and a video for the effort’s first single, a cover of Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” can be found below:

“Tremonti Sings Sinatra” Track Listing:

01. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
02. “I’ve Got The World On A String”
03. “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
04. “Wave”
05. “Fly Me To The Moon”
06. “Nancy (With The Laughing Face)”
07. “My Way”
08. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
09. “Luck Be A Lady”
10. “That’s Life”
11. “Come Fly With Me”
12. “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning”
13. “The Song Is You”
14. “All Or Nothing At All”

Tremonti commented:

“For years, I’ve loved singing along to Frank’s songs. One night, I found an old video of him performing ‘The Song Is You’ from 1944. It made me want to dive into his vocal approach. I was all in and I wanted to do something with it. When we found out about our daughter Stella’s Down syndrome diagnosis, the stars aligned. My obsession with Sinatra had its reason. Frank Sinatra raised more than a billion dollars for charity and that is a fact I wish the public the public knew more about. Beneath his cool and calm persona, he had a big heart. Doing this charity in his name was another way the stars had aligned. I decided to do this record to raise funds for families and individuals with Down syndrome. This project is the start of a new purpose that I will have for the rest of my life.”

Jinjer Raise Over $140,000 For Ukrainian Relief Efforts

Jinjer have raised over $140,000 for relief efforts in their homeland of Ukraine, which is currently subject to an unprovoked invasion by Russia. The funds were raised from the band’s new charity shirts, which are still available HERE.

The band commented:

“Dear friends! Over 11,000 Donation Tee‘s sold and 130.000€ raised in the last few weeks! Your support will not only help so many people in need but sends a much needed positive sign that they are not alone.

The first donations totaling 10K have already been sent to a bomb shelter in Kyiv housing and protecting 300 people, and a Slovakian humanitarian convoy collecting urgent medical supplies, food and clothing to be delivered Uzhgorod for refugees from the Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions who have been hit hard since the war started.

More updates on where and who your donations have helped will be posted soon!

On behalf of the entire band, crew, label and all of Ukraine – WE THANK YOU!

For those of you that have not grabbed a shirt yet, both designs are available here:
https://linktr.ee/JinjerOfficialMERCH

Jinjer Officially Cancel North American Tour, Launch New Shirts To Raise Money For Their Homeland Ukraine

Jinjer have officially cancelled all of their North American dates including their run on the “Knotfest Roadshow” with Slipknot and In This Moment. The band scrapped the shows so they can focus on the humanitarian crisis in their homeland of Ukraine, which is currently subject to an unprovoked invasion by Russia. You can help them raise money for Ukraine by purchasing new shirts HERE.

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov commented:

“Thank you all for your concerned messages and prayers sent to us over the last week, we may not answer but we are reading them and they mean the world to us. As you know, there is war raging through the streets and cities of Ukraine right now.

Many people have little or no food or water and are very afraid of what tomorrow may bring. Together with Napalm Records, we’re releasing two new T-Shirt designs to raise funds to be donated to various charities throughout Ukraine to help with medical and food supplies, water and so on.

If you cannot donate then please share this or any news related to what’s really happening here. Each sale may save somebody’s life in Ukraine. Thank you.”

X Japan’s Yoshiki Donates $87,000 To Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Assistance Fund

X Japan’s Yoshiki has donated 10 million yen (approximately $87,000) to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Assistance Fund in an effort to help out Ukrainians amid the Russian invasion of their country. The musician also reached out to his fans, who have since helped him raise $500,000 in under 24 hours.

Metallica Donate $50,000 To Haiti Earthquake Relief

Metallica have donated $50,000 to Direct Relief’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.

The following was said on allwithinmyhands.org:

“A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation of Haiti, just northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, on Saturday, August 14. According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, this disaster has left at least 2,207 people dead, more than 12,200 injured, and over 50,000 homes destroyed.

The devastation persists as loved ones remain missing, with little comfort taken as bodies are found. Some hope miraculously endures, as survivors are discovered alive in the ruin like the 20 adults and four children – all reported missing – who were recovered and immediately transported to the hospital on Sunday.

Tragedies such as this are precisely why All Within My Hands partners with Direct Relief for our work in “critical local services,” as outlined in our Mission Statement. Direct Relief has supported healthcare providers in Haiti for nearly 40 years, including a significant, multi-year response after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Since then, Direct Relief has delivered more than $321 million worth of medicines and supplies into Haiti and is committed to continuing this support well beyond the current emergency.

Visit DirectRelief.org/Emergency/Haiti-Earthquake-2021 to learn more and join us in supporting Haitians desperately in need of assistance. Direct Relief will use all contributions designated for the Haiti Earthquake solely for relief and recovery efforts related to the Haiti Earthquake.”