Metallica was recently on The Howard Stern Show and played 3 tracks from their headquarters in San Rafael, California. Metallica posted about this on Monday. The tracks performed were “Wherever I May Roam,” “The Unforgiven,” and “All Within My Hands.”
“Our great friend, and ever loyal Metallica supporter, Howard Stern has invited us to pay a virtual visit to his show this Wednesday, August 12. It’s going to be yet another first during this very unusual time as we’ll be hanging in Northern California at HQ and chatting with Howard while he’s camped out in his home studio. Tune in for lots of conversation and some morning metal! Listen on @SiriusXM Channel 100 and in the SiriusXM app.”
The band also donated $1.5 million dollars to community colleges with their All Within My Hands foundation. The Metallica Scholars Initiative rose from 10 to 15 schools this year and granted each college $100k. Below you can read their press statement.
“Created in 2019 through a partnership between AWMH and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), ten colleges from communities that supported Metallica during the band’s recent U.S. tours were selected, with each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce,” said the foundation in a statement. “This incredible inaugural year resulted in more than 700 first-wave Metallica Scholars with an overall 80-90% program completion rate, and a 93% job placement for those who completed their certifications/studies!
“As before, the AACC will be by our side guiding us in year two, and we’ve been fortunate to have the addition of matching grants from new partners, including Michigan-based Wolverine Footwear and Apparel. Wolverine will be providing trade students and schools across the country with scholarship funding, clothing, and boots, and three schools (Grand Rapids Community College, Lone Star College, and WSU-Tech) will each receive a $100,000 joint grant from Wolverine and Metallica Scholars in addition to boots and clothing. And to support all Metallica Scholars students across the country, Wolverine is also sending boots and clothing to students at the 12 additional community colleges receiving Metallica Scholars grants. To learn more about the Wolverine and AWMH partnership, please visit Wolverine.com/projectbootstrap.
“Finally, as we continue to expand the program, we want to thank you for all your support via our GoFundMe sweepstakes. Recently James’ handmade coffee tables generated over $75,000, and those kind donations will benefit current Scholars initiatives at Clackamas Community College, North Idaho College, and College of Lake County, all with metalworking curricula.
“Best of luck to the 2020 Metallica Scholars; we can’t wait to hear about your successes!”
You can find more information on The Metallica Scholars Initiative here.
On August 29th, Metallica will perform at a Drive-In theater near you. Tickets are on sale now for fifth members only and will be available to all on Friday (14th). For more information, go to this location.
Below you can check out the Howard Stern performance and the trailer for The Metallica Scholars Initiative!