Metallica Partner With Wolverine To Release New Charitable Collection

Metallica have teamed up with Wolverine for a new charity collection. The latest line of products include jackets, hoodies, shirts, beanies, and the return of their Hellcat UltraSprin boots. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the All Within My Hands foundation’s “Metallica Scholars” initiative to assist people entering skilled trades.

Peter Delgrosso, executive director of All Within My Hands, said the following about the collaboration:

“The Metallica Scholars initiative enables students of all ages to embrace workforce education and learn a new trade or upskill to diversify their knowledge base. While our foundation is very active in supporting workforce education in community colleges across more than half of the U.S., it certainly takes a village. Our partner, Wolverine, has gone above and beyond to support our initiatives, and we couldn’t be prouder and more honored to roll out the third limited-edition collection with them in direct support of our mission.”

Scott Schoessel, Wolverine VP of global marketing, added:

“We value our partnership with All Within My Hands immensely because, together, we are able to work towards our unified goal of bringing awareness to all the great opportunities that exist within the skilled trades — like being one of the talented rig-builders, electricians, and set-builders that make up the road crew for a touring rock band.”

Avenged Sevenfold Raising Money For Club Q Shooting Victims

Avenged Sevenfold are raising money for the victims of the recent mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO. The band are accepting donations through an ETH address and are also encouraging fans to donate to Colorado Gives.

The group said the following:

“Over the weekend, one of our @deathbatsclub family members was involved in the tragedy that took place in Colorado Springs, CO and we are all very thankful that he is ok. Unfortunately, 5 others were not and more are currently fighting for their lives in the hospital.

We have set up the ETH address – 0x51738cBEc7b96635D3573942f9194b675eEf4bcd – and are taking donations through Dec 4th 12am PT. All proceeds will go to the Club Q Shooting Response by Colorado Healing Fund in his name.

We‘ll also be sending Zacky Vengeance’s ‘BATsquiat’ 1/1 that comes with a yearly gift box featuring rare memorabilia, autographed collectibles, stage used items, and relics from the vault curated by ZV to the largest donor.

If you would like to donate but do not have ETH, you can do so here: coloradogives.org/story/Clubq

The outpour of support from you all has been incredible to witness. Thank you and keep looking out for one another.”

Aerosmith Support Disaster Relief With American Red Cross Vehicles

Aerosmith have donated two community emergency vehicles to the Red Cross of Central Florida to assist with hurricane relief efforts. The Chevrolet Silverado trucks feature the band’s “Walk This Way” logo and they will be delivered in spring 2023.

Guitarist Joe Perry said the following:

“Aerosmith and I were devastated by the disastrous impact of Hurricane Ian. Too often we are seeing these disasters increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, having a strong Red Cross is more critical than ever before. We’re proud to support the Red Cross and we know these vehicles will be an important tool helping people in need for years to come.”

Eric Corliss, the regional CEO of American Red Cross of Central Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, also commented::

“During a local disaster, Red Cross community emergency response vehicles are among the first on the scene, driven by compassionate volunteers who provide emergency relief and emotional support,” said . “Every day, the Red Cross is at work across Central Florida helping individuals and communities prepare for disasters and other emergencies. These two new vehicles will be essential to fulfilling that part of our mission.”

Bassist Tom Hamilton added:

“My family has a small place in the area that was hit hardest by Ian. We’ve been going there every year for almost thirty years. Our house was severely damaged and our hearts as well. We know others were affected even more so I’m very grateful to be able to make a contribution towards helping people get their lives back to normal. We made it through Charlie; we’ll make it through this one!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Etc. Members Donate Items For Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball” Charity Auction

A number of musicians have contributed items to Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball” charity auction. The auction will feature Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford’s autographed HISS t-shirt and Full Moon Kitty t-shirt, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s autographed top hat and Epiphone guitar, The Cult drummer John Tempesta’s autographed drumhead and drumsticks, a pair of tickets for L.A. Guns’ New Year’s Eve Bash at the Whisky A Go Go, and more. Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball At The Skirball” gala will take place at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, CA on October 8.

Rage Against The Machine’s Five-Night Residency At New York’s Madison Square Garden Raised $1 Million For Charity

Rage Against The Machine’s five-night residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden ended up raising $1 million for charity. The band said the following about that:

“Charity tickets purchased by our fans for our five night Madison Square Garden residency raised $1,000,000. These funds will be distributed to the Immigrant Defense Project and by WhyHunger to Neighbors Together and The Campaign Against Hunger in New York City.”

Metallica’s Scholars Initiative Enters Fourth Year

Metallica’s scholars initiative has officially entered its fourth year and will now be expanding into 10 new schools. That initiative seeks to support community colleges and their career and technical education programs.

Further information was shared via AllWithinMyHands.org:

“Since establishing the Metallica Scholars Initiative in 2019, All Within My Hands (AWMH) has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the US. Having grown from a concept to a thriving educational strategy that focuses on enhancing skills while providing services to students looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has generated a proven and measurable impact. AWMH will replicate the program further by adding ten more schools to the roster, investing $1.8 million to expand in year four.

“Our goal for the Metallica Scholars Initiative is to shine a light on workforce education and support the next generation of tradespeople. With the addition of the 2022-2023 Metallica Scholars program, our grants will reach over 2,000 men and women in 32 community colleges across 27 states. We are honored to support these students of all ages and backgrounds and look forward to growing the program even farther in the future.” – Pete Delgrosso, Executive Director, All Within My Hands.

Direct impact on job and wage growth drives the Metallica Scholars Initiative. On average, students who complete the program see new job opportunities and increased salary potential up to three times higher than pre-program. Countless testimonials from Metallica Scholars tell firsthand what it means to them, and it is these stories that inspire program expansion.

“The fact that Metallica is spending their time and effort to support our students brings them to a different level and they are more responsible. They’re the first people to show up for class and some of the last to leave. They’re the most dedicated students because of the investment that the band has made in them.” – Tom Brown, Program Outreach Coordinator, Clackamas Community College

As in years past, AWMH has welcomed partners like Wolverine Boots & Apparel, whose annual work boot collaboration has furnished financial support while outfitting Metallica Scholars along the way. This year promises new surprises for Metallica Scholars and Wolverine’s Project Bootstrap in supporting the next generation of trade workers. The goal is to invite other great corporate partners like Wolverine into the program.

“I drive into Grand Rapids from White Cloud every day [approximately 50 miles each way] for this training, so receiving the Metallica Scholarship was like winning the lottery, and the beautiful boots from Wolverine were a bonus, too! I’m just so thankful!” – Armondo Medina, Metallica Scholar, Grand Rapids Community College.

Working closely with the AACC, a Washington D.C.-based advocate for not-for-profit, public-serving institutions, AWMH has selected ten schools to receive $100,000 each to transform the future of students in their communities. The extensive proposal process received an incredible amount of interest, and the applications were of the highest quality. Each of the ten institutions chosen intends to prioritize students interested in the skilled trades as a pathway to economic development.

The ten schools each receiving $100,000 are:

* Clark State Community College – Springfield, Ohio
* East Central College – Union, Missouri
* Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown, North Carolina
* Hudson County Community College – Jersey City, New Jersey
* Middlesex Community College – Lowell, Massachusetts
* Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Perkinston, Mississippi
* Rockland Community College – Suffern, New York
* Salt Lake Community College – Salt Lake City, Utah
* San Juan College – Farmington, New Mexico

The newly added community colleges are joining an already established core of 22 schools that have been invited to continue as a Metallica Scholars school. Each year the returning colleges play an integral role in onboarding, to help the new schools hit the ground running.

The returning schools are:

* Central Community College – Grand Island, Nebraska
* Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte, North Carolina
* Clackamas Community College – Oregon City, Oregon
* Clinton Community College – Clinton, Iowa
* College of Lake County – Grayslake, Illinois
* Columbia Gorge Community College – The Dalles, Oregon
* Community College of Baltimore County – Baltimore, Maryland
* Elizabethtown Community and Technical College – Elizabethtown, Kentucky
* Gateway Technical College – Kenosha, Wisconsin
* Grand Rapids Community College – Grand Rapids, Michigan
* Lone Star College – Houston, Texas
* North Idaho College – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
* Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale, Virginia
* Northwest-Shoals Community College – Muscle Shoals, Alabama
* Pima County Community College – Tucson, Arizona
* Polk State College – Winter Haven, Florida
* Spokane Community College – Spokane, Washington
* Valencia College – Orlando, Florida
* Victor Valley College – Victorville, California
* West Virginia University Parkersburg – Parkersburg, West Virginia
* Westchester Community College – Westchester, New York
* WSU-Tech – Wichita, Kansas

The 32 colleges across the country are encouraged to use the AWMH grant as the local industry dictates in terms of program and training. To provide skilled and educated tradespeople ready for the local workforce, Metallica Scholars programs include:

* Automation and Robotics
* Automotive Technology
* Aviation
* Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
* Computerized Manufacturing (CNC)
* Construction Technology & Carpentry
* Diesel Technology
* Electrical Engineering
* Healthcare
* Heating & Ventilation (HVAC)
* Heavy Equipment Operator
* Hospitality
* Industrial Maintenance Technology
* Manufacturing & Machining
* Mechanical Design
* Mechatronics Engineering
* Process Technology
* Trucking
* Welding”

Exhumed Relaunch “Abort The Court” Shirt To Continue Raising Money For Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project

In response to the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Exhumed have decided to relaunch their “Abort The Court” shirt to continue raising money for the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP). The original run of shirts previously raised $3,000 for that organization. You can get one for yourself HERE. The band issued the following statement:

“You axed for it, here it is. Our ‘Abort the Court’ fundraiser shirt is back – all profits donated to wrrap.org a a non-partisan, nonprofit organization assisting women who are financially unable to pay for safe, legal abortions or emergency contraceptives. This is a PRE-ORDER, shirts will ship August 15 since Matt’s leaving for tour in 3 days. If you already got one of these, first off THANK YOU. Please share or better yet, make a donation directly to WRRAP.org or Planned Parenthood.”

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Rage Against The Machine Blast Repeal Of Roe v. Wade, Donate $475,000 To Reproductive Rights Organizations

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to call out the Supreme Court for their egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. On top of that, the band will also be donating $475,000 to reproductive rights organizations.

The group said the following:

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people. Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.

To date, our fans have raised $475,000.00 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist.”

Coheed And Cambria To Donate Profits From Oklahoma City Concert To Center For Reproductive Rights

In response to the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Coheed And Cambria have decided to donate the proceeds from their August 20 show in Oklahoma City, OK to the Center For Reproductive Rights. The band issued the following statement:

“In light of today’s Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision and Oklahoma’s recent near-total ban on abortion, we will be donating all profits (min $25,000) from our Oklahoma City show (August 20) to the Center for Reproductive Rights.”

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].”