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Metallica Pledge Over $1M to Educational Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: (L-R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield of Metallica perform on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Metallica have announced their continued support of education by donating $1.6 million to community colleges this year.

The band has been working on funding education and programs teaching teach and trade skills since 2019 with their Metallica Scholars Initiative.

Frontman James Hetfield explained his joy over the funding, saying, “I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant, hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment.

Do you think it is important to have a good college education? What kind of skills did you learn through school?


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