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Metallica Have Collected Nine Tons of Food for Starving Colombian Children and Animals

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As much shit as we give Metallica, there’s no way to react to this news with anything other than a standing ovation.

At the band’s recent concert in Bogota, Colombia — the same one where “Doris” from the cover of …And Justice for All went crowdsurfing — Metallica worked with two charities, the Challenger Foundation and Corazones Peluditos (Furry Hearts), to collect a whopping NINE TONS of non-perishable food for starving children and animals in Colombia’s La Guajira region.

From Consequence of Sound:

“A group of Metallica fans in Colombia who call themselves the Lords of Hardwire — after the band’s upcoming album — brought the initiative to the band’s attention. The indigenous Wayuu people who live in La Guajira have suffered more than 3,000 childhood deaths from malnutrition in the last eight years, and they hope to save the lives of some of the children by providing them with non-perishable foodstuffs.”

No word on whether or not the band will also donate copies of Hardwired to those children and animals. Even the malnourished need to rock, y’know.

[via Metal Injection]

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