Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Metallica Helping Hands concert and auction raises $3 million for charity

Metallica has announced that their recent Helping Hands Concert & Auction raised $3 million for causes that are supported by the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the December 16 event – which featured a pair of acoustic and electric sets by the band that included a guest appearance by St. Vincent, an opening set by Greta Van Fleet and surprise guest Robert Downey Jr.was streamed live worldwide by Paramount+, MTV’s YouTube channel, and PlutoTV.

“Thanks to the support of fans and sponsors,” says Metallica, “the evening raised approximately $3,000,000 - a total higher than the first two benefits combined!”

“As much about highlighting philanthropy as it was about entertainment, six organizations doing essential work year-round were honored,”
outlines the AWMH Foundation. “Each group had representatives participate in the program and received a grant of $25,000.”

Grant honorees include Baby2Baby, First Star, Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, The Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation, and The Skatepark Project.

“We cannot thank the Metallica Family and AWMH supporters enough for joining us to create an event we’ll never forget,” adds the Foundation. “As always, we encourage you to find a cause that inspires you - whether it’s related to AWMH or not - and give back your time, money, voice, or however you can.”

Among the post-event video Metallica has shared from the evening is footage of the band performing the 1976 Thin Lizzy classic, “Borderline.”

Fans can order audio of the Metallica’s full set at the Helping Hands Concert here; to learn more about the foundation and/or to donate, visit

Metallica will release their new album, “72 Seasons”, on April 14; you can pre-order the record here.

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