Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich made an appearance on comedy news show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee this week to discuss food insecurity and the band’s work with Feeding America.
“The craziest thing if you get into stats is one in six Americans are on track to be food insecure this year and one in four kids, which is crazy,” states Ulrich. “Those numbers… that’s the highest those numbers have ever been. What’s been happening in the last four months during the pandemic is making it even worse.”
Metallica has been working to curb food insecurity, as well as “supporting workforce education” and “other critical local services” in order to “create sustainable communities,” through their All Within My Hands organization since 2017. Ulrich mentions during the interview that when they tour, the band meets with volunteers who are making a difference in every city. “It warms my Danish hard rock heart to see how many of our fans all over America are stepping up.” He also mentions that two dollars from every concert ticket they sell goes into the organization.
All Within My Hands’ COVID-19 response has been working with five charities, including Feeding America, to help those affected by the pandemic. Earlier this month, it was announced that another $295,000 in coronavirus relief grants were being donated by the organization to these charities on top of the $350,000 pledged in April.
Metallica continues releasing full, previously recorded live shows as part of their Metallica Mondays series. A button to donate to All Within My Hands accompanies each installment.
In other Metallica news, it was announced earlier this week that the band would be releasing their 2019 ‘S&M 2’ shows as a live album and concert film. Those are set to hit shelves August 28.
The full ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ interview can be seen below: