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Metallica Collects Goods For Local Food Bank, Forgets To Notify Food Bank

Metallica turned its show Monday night (November 29) in Toronto into a benefit for the city's Daily Bread food bank -- but neglected to let the organization know.

The 950 fans attending the show -- which celebrated the recent release of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, Metallica's first new album in eight years -- were asked to bring non-perishable food items, and once Daily Bread was identified as the beneficiary its offices were inundated with calls from those looking for tickets.

Spokeswoman Benita Aalto told the CBC that, "We had one person calling us saying if we had an inside track to Metallica tickets 'I will give you $1,000 for two;" The tickets were $25 for Metallica fan club members, $100 for others.

There's no word yet on how much food was collected, but Aalto said Metallica's gesture was "a delightful surprise" for Daily Bread.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.