METALLICA will receive the Polar Music Prize this spring. It’s basically the Nobel Prize for music, and recognizes international excellence. They’ll also receive about $126,000, which isn’t much to these guys.
So they’re doing something good with it. They’re donating the money to their All Within My Hands organization, which helps communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations, and other local services.
Previous winners of the award include: Sting, Emmylou Harris, Chuck Berry, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney.