Metallica Dig Deep Into Their Master Of Pockets To Donate $750K To The RFS & CFA

Thrash metal icons-cum-ultimate rock Dads Metallica are the latest in a long string of high-profile celebrity types to hand over stacks of cash to on-going bushfire efforts across Australia, with the enduring metal band announcing a $750,000 donation to Australia’s rural and volunteer firefighting services.

The band, through their nonprofit group All Within My Hands Foundation, will be donating the money directly to both the NSW RFS and Victoria’s CFA.

In an announcement via the band’s official Twitter page, the ageless riff wizards relayed exactly why they’re donating to those groups, including a level of research, understanding, and explanation no other celebrity donation announcement has come close to, directing others to the correct sources for donations in the process.

Metallica’s donation comes on the heels of other big name musicians chucking cash towards assisting struggling fire services and devastated communities, including the likes of Sir Elton JohnPink, and Keith Urban.

Metallica were previously scheduled to tour Australia last October in a stadium-level tour that had tapped Slipknot as a support act, but withdrew just prior to the shows kicking off due to singer James Hetfield‘s on-going health issues. Their next scheduled performance is set for late March in their Bay Area home of San Francisco.