Tickets for Rage Against The Machine’s reunion tour officially went on sale on February 13, but a lot of fans were outraged due to high prices and being unable to score tickets. Tom Morello has since commented on the situation, saying the most expensive tickets were $125 and that the band were actually able to stop about 85% of scalpers. However, the group did increase the prices on the last 10% of tickets in an effort to raise money for charity, an initiative that actually generated over $3 million for local charities in just 48 hours.
Metallica’s scholars initiative will be entering its second year in 2020. The initiative seeks to support community colleges and their career and technical education programs.
“After an amazing first year with results including 95% job placement rates, we’re very proud to announce that All Within My Hands has just launched year two of the highly successful Metallica Scholars program, a major workforce education initiative. The grants provide direct support to community colleges offering skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program.
Year two of the Metallica Scholars Initiative will add five more community colleges, bringing the total number of schools to 15. It will also receive matching grants from new partners, supplementing All Within My Hands’ cumulative $1.5 million contribution.
Once again AWMH has partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization that represents the nation’s 1,103 community colleges. The awards are designed to provide support of relevant job skill training for community college students and reinvest in communities that supported us during our recent U.S. tours.
Our 2019 Metallica Scholars have exceeded all expectations and inspired us in more ways than we could have possibly imagined when this program was launched last year. You can read some of their stories on AWMH’s Scholar Spotlight page.
Thanks to your continued support, we’re able to expand this program while we remain focused on the fight against hunger and aiding communities around the world who have suffered in natural disasters.
Visit AllWithinMyHands.org to learn more about the program and view a list of the colleges receiving grants.”
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released two new live albums including “Live In Paris ’19,” which was recorded at L’Olympia in Paris, France on October 14, 2019, and “Live In Adelaide ’19,” which was recorded at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia on July 12, 2019. You can purchase those on Bandcamp. All the proceeds will go towards Animals Australia and Wildlife Victoria to help out with Australian wildfire relief.
Parkway Drive have donated $50,000 AUD (approximately $34,000) to help out with wildfire relief efforts in Australia. The band have also set up a GoFundMe campaign to get their fans involved as well. The group said the following:
“In light of the devastating bushfires we’re currently experiencing in Australia we’ve set up a Go Fund Me and donated $50,000. We are calling on all PWD and metal fans alike around the world to help out in any way they can, even 50c will help. All proceeds will go to Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. These organisations are doing an amazing job and if you could find the time to donate, please do. Stay safe out there. Winston, Luke, Jeff, Ben, Jia.”
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In light of the devastating bushfires we’re currently experiencing in Australia we’ve set up a @GoFundMe (link in bio) and donated $50,000. We are calling on all PWD and metal fans alike around the world to help out in any way they can, even 50c will help. All proceeds will go to @redcrossau and @wireswildliferescue. These organisations are doing an amazing job and if you could find the time to donate, please do. Stay safe out there. Winston, Luke, Jeff, Ben, Jia.
Metallica have pledged $750,000 AUD (approximately $516,000) to help out with Australia wildfire relief efforts. The money will go towards the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Victoria Country Fire Authority.
The band commented:
“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.
Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our All Within My Hands Foundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.
NSW Rural Fire Service is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.
CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.
Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/nws-rfs
Learn more about CFA (Country Fire Authority) and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/cfa“
Fit For An Autopsy have raised $6,000 for Australia wildfire relief efforts by selling leftover tour merch that they have collected over the past nine years. The group also still have a button on their Facebook page so they can continue to raise money for relief efforts.
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This is insane. You wonderful people just blew out all the merch in two hours, raising $6018 dollars for the World Wildlife Foundation. We’ll pack and ship everything end of week. Head to our Facebook, you can still click the donate button below the post to contribute. Thank you!
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Please read: We went through our storage space and counted every piece of leftover tour merch we’ve amassed over the last 9 years, all the way back to some original designs. Everything is heavily discounted in our store. $5 for ALL small tees, $10 shirts, $20 hoodies etc. 100% of the profits from these items will be directly donated to the World Wildlife Fund Australia, which will help restore areas damaged by the fires. (For more information visit: www.wwf.org.au ) We’ll throw in free shirts of your size with EVERY order while supplies last, help us blow this stuff out and raise some money. Link in Bio
Ice Nine Kills have launched a limited edition shirt to raise money for wildfire relief efforts in Australia. You can purchase that HERE. The band commented:
“Last month we were thrilled by the killer reception we received on our inaugural visit to Australia. In light of the recent events, we are donating all profits from this limited edition shirt to the Australian Wildfire Relief efforts. Please consider picking one up and helping out our friends down under in this devastating time.”