Metallica have announced they will donate their prize money from the Polar Music Prize to three charities.
The band were awarded the $130,000 prize in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on June 14. 50% of the prize will go to the Stockholm City Mission, while 25% will go to The World Childhood Foundation, and the remainder will go to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
“Our primary thing for the last year has been, all over where Metallica goes to, to support local food banks,” said drummer Lars Ulrich. “We write checks in every city. We just played a 39-day European tour where we wrote checks to the local food banks.”
Last year, Metallica established their new charity, the All Within My Hands Foundation, dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services.