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San Francisco Chronicle: Metallica Pledges Over $500,000 to Aid Australian Fire Relief

Metallica has pledged more than $500,000 to a pair of firefighting organizations in Australia to help those affected by the devastating wildfires in the country, the Bay Area rock band announced on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria,” the band said in a statement. “The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.”

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