Rammstein Auctioning Off Gold & Platinum Awards For Charity

Rammstein have announced that they will be auctioning off some of their gold and platinum awards for charity on rammstein.charity. The band said the following about that:

“Rammstein are now auctioning carefully selected gold and platinum awards from the band for a good cause. Sorted by albums, the trophies will be released for auction in the coming months. Each time different organizations will benefit from the distribution of the donations. It starts today with Paul‘s platinum award for the album ‘Herzeleid’ – one of the first awards in the band’s history.”

You Can Help Gojira Make A Difference In The Amazon Rainforest

Gojira have launched two new fundraisers in an effort to help save the Amazon. Those include a Propeller auction featuring items donated by members of Gojira, Metallica, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, etc. and an art print sale. Notably, the first 500 fans who purchase the limited edition print will have their names added to the final design.

Gojira commented:

“THIS IS A CALL FOR UNITY and solidarity with indigenous peoples, to end genocide and ecocide in the Amazon.

On March 26 we released our new single “Amazonia”. We wrote this song because we feel heartbroken to see the last ancient forest on earth disappearing before our eyes. If it continues at this rate, there will be no more Amazon forest in 15 years. We decided to do something to help the situation. We chose to make a donation and organize an auction to raise money around this release. We want to be vocal about it, raise awareness and start a movement with the help of our brothers and sisters from the metal / rock scene.

HOW TO SAVE THE AMAZON?

Since the dramatic increase of criminal fires and deforestation in the Amazon in 2019, we have been doing extensive research and speaking with some of the fiercest activists in the United States, France and Brazil. We’ve asked for their opinions their opinion and guidance on how to help with the conservation and reforestation of the Amazon rainforest. We quickly understood that the only way to protect the forest is to ensure the survival of its indigenous inhabitants.

Farmlands are taking over the forest at an incredible pace. The current Brazilian government is aggravating the situation. Attacks on indigenous peoples and general violence against them has been increasing at an alarming rate. Harassment, murder, criminal fires on indigenous land… is what’s happening right now.

We have a responsibility: Europe and America are Brazil’s largest markets for consumer goods and raw materials. Our consumer behavior thus helped trigger the situation in Amazonia and is providing incentives for the burning of the rainforest.

The impact of the destruction of the Amazon and its biodiversity can hardly be estimated. It is an irreparable loss for humankind!

The pressure on the Amazon and the (indigenous) peoples living there is growing steadily.

Insightful short documentary on the subject :
https://youtu.be/SAZAKPUQMw0…​

WE CAN HELP INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO FIGHT BACK!

We spoke with the famous Sonia Guajajara, leader of the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation or “APIB”), an organization that represents around 300 indigenous ethnic groups in Brazil and is known as the biggest indigenous owned NGO of the Amazon. We decided to collaborate with Sonia, APIB and many other indigenous leaders to amplify their call for solidarity and support, and orchestrate a movement amongst the music community. We are a community, a clan. Fellow musicians, music lovers, managers, booking agents, fans! Please help us spread this message!

We have the power to make a change. If we act together, we can make a stir and raise money that will empower the guardians of the forest in these critical times and allow us to participate in a plan to contribute in something important for the future of our planet. We will follow up to show tangible results of this operation.

We’ve already made a first donation of $5,000 to the Guarani-Kaiowa community to help finance the construction of 15 “healing houses” to ensure the birthright and health of its people already one “healing house” has been financed so far and hoping to fund many more. This initiative will continue to be financed under the umbrella of the auction for APIB. Other projects will be financed through APIB once these healing houses are built

Thank you in advance for your contribution! Much love and respect

Joe, Mario, Christian and Jean-Michel”

Metallica Donate $75,000 To Feeding America Supporting Texans Impacted By Winter Storm

Metallica have donated $75,000 to Feeding America in an effort to help those who have been impacted by the winter storm in Texas. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.

The group commented:

“The winter storm that struck Texas last month was beyond anything the state’s residents could imagine preparing for. As temperatures dropped well below freezing and widespread power outages swept the area, families suffered. Grocery chains did the best they could to support their communities, but their supply was hit hard. While temperatures have risen and electricity has been restored in many areas, residents are still very much in the throws of a struggle.

Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. As part of our commitment to fighting food insecurity, All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to be distributed to Texas food banks.”

Metallica Raised Over $1.3 Million For Charity With Their “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction”

Metallica have revealed that their virtual “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction” has raised over $1.3 million for their All Within My Hands Foundation. That event was held on November 14 and it can still be watched on demand at nugs.tv until December 2.

The band commented:

“So many of you have already supported us by watching, donating, and participating in the online auction. Once again, your generosity and kindness have blown us away! Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, our first-ever pay-per-view event that streamed live a little over a week ago has raised over $1.3 million! Those funds will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, along with supporting COVID-19 and disaster relief efforts in the coming months.

There are so many people to thank who made this event happen that we don’t know where to start! From the sponsors and those who donated auction items to the mighty Metallica crew who transformed HQ into one giant interactive party; to all of you who purchased tickets and contributed in any way you were able, and to the AWMH Executive Board and Board of Advisors, thank you! Oh, and let’s not forget the musicians who joined us for all the fun, Avi and Henry. This was truly an amazing effort and we hope that the work that All Within My Hands does continues to inspire you as much as it does us.”

Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey Launches “Season Of Giving” Charity Initiative

Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey and the band’s All Within My Hands foundation are joining forces for a “Season Of Giving” charity initiative. The following was said about that:

“BLACKENED is giving back this holiday season by partnering with @metallica ‘s @allwithinmyhandsfoundation to raise money & awareness for the foundation’s efforts in the year ahead. Simply upload your receipt and BLACKENED will donate $5 for every bottle! BUT that’s not all…💥 Each receipt upload is an automatic entry into a sweepstakes to win a @metallica autographed All Within My Hands guitar or a @metallica autographed BLACKENED drumhead.”

Shinedown Donate $250,000 From “Atlas Falls” Fundraiser To Direct Relief

Shinedown have donated $250,000 to Direct Relief as part of their “Atlas Falls” fundraiser. This includes their initial $20,000 donation and the first check from the campaign, which is equal to $230,000. The band will continue the fundraiser, which has raised more than $300,000 so far.

Metallica Donate $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

Metallica have donated $250,000 to wildfire relief efforts on the West Coast. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.

Metallica commented:

“Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome annual benchmark in California, and this year we have seen them tragically extend across the entire west coast of our country. This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission.

This year, we will be donating a sum of $250,000 to five organizations on the front line of this environmental crisis that has made its way into the lives and homes of far too many. The organizations include the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund, the Oregon Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County’s Fire Response Fund, the North Valley Community Foundation Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington NCW Fire Relief Fund.

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 safe, temporary housing. Every little bit helps.”

Deftones Invite Fans To “Adopt A Dot” From Their “Ohms” Cover Art For Charity

Deftones are inviting fans to “adopt” one of the various dots that make up the cover art for their new album “Ohms” (out September 25). You can get a dot of your own by donating HERE. Proceeds will go towards the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Live Nation’s Crew Nation.

The band commented:

“12,995 dots comprise the #Ohms album cover, and we’re inviting you to become a part of it. By adopting a dot on the cover, you’ll be contributing to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and to #CrewNation to fund lifesaving research and pediatric services, as well as support the music industry’s vital crew members, whose livelihood have been impacted by COVID-19. Please join us in supporting these two great organizations and adopt a dot (or many) on our album cover at Deftones.com/adopt.”

Creative Director Frank Maddocks added:

“Ohms album art is an iconic rendering of a suspended, chance moment in time. Over 10,000 individual circles become unified to create the distinct visual. As with Deftones music and lyrics, the definitive meaning of the imagery invites and relies on interpretation from the viewer. From a dreamy gaze above, to sadness, hope, despair, optimism and a longing for connection, the emotions conveyed are endless and infinitely evolving.”

Corey Taylor Auctioning Off Signed Guitars And A Piano To Raise Money For The ACLU

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is currently auctioning off 10 signed guitars and a piano to help raise money for the ACLU. You can bid on those via eBay until September 3.

Metallica Raised Over $118,000 For Charity With Their “Metallica Mondays” Series

Metallica recently wrapped up their “Metallica Mondays” series and they actually raised a lot of money for charity during its run. Fans were able to donate during the concert streams and they ended up raising over $118,000 for the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

All Within My Hands issued the following statement:

“When Metallica started the weekly #MetallicaMondays concert streaming series, they set out to provide something to maybe help fans get through quarantine; a bit of entertainment, a weekly event to bond over with friends and family, a minor distraction to go with dinner on Mondays.

The idea was to try to help out our friends worldwide in their own rock-n-roll way. But when it comes to helping, All Within My Hands is all about giving back to those who need it most. This Foundation is close to our hearts for many reasons, but what really continues to inspire all of us, is how YOU have kept it close to your hearts.

Throughout these #MetallicaMondays, the band paired the concerts with fundraisers. It seemed like a way we could bond together to support so many hurting from the effects of the pandemic with the plan to make modest donations to Feeding America and Direct Relief. What we didn’t know then was that the need for a major response was ahead of us, or that AWMH would eventually contribute $645k to COVID relief efforts!

Over the course of 23 weeks, you have totally blown us away. YOU RAISED OVER $100,000 FOR AWMH! At the core of All Within My Hands is the same value at the core of Metallica: we are stronger together. When the Metallica Family activates for a cause, you help us make a sustainable impact in a way that four people simply can’t make on their own.

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you and HELL YEAH for your involvement in our desire to make the world a better place.

If you missed any of the shows or you’d simply like to relive them, you can watch them on demand Metallica’s YouTube Channel.”