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Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.
If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Dave Grohl recounts the personal anecdote that inspired the song:
Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?” My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago.
I wrote “Waiting on a War” that day.
Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do.
This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.
Celebrate Grohl’s birthday tonight, January 14, with Foo Fighters’ network TV debut performance of “Waiting on a War” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th on Roswell Records/RCA Records) is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:
Making a Fire Shame Shame Cloudspotter Waiting on a War Medicine at Midnight No Son of Mine Holding Poison Chasing Birds Love Dies Young
Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.
Foo Fighters are ringing in 2021—literally—with the ear-ringing new “No Son of Mine.” The second track to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th on Roswell Records/RCA Records), “No Son of Mine” is now available to stream or download, or as an instant grat track with pre-orders placed at foofighters.co/MAM
“No Son of Mine” ignites the second half of Medicine at Midnight with a lightning strike of a riFF that builds into the album’s most full-on barnstormer. Replete with nods to familiar FF influences from Queen’s “Stone Cold Crazy” to Ace of Spades/Iron Fist-era Motörhead to Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All, “No Son of Mine” features a streamlined, minimalist chassis of searing Grohl, Smear and Shiflett licks atop a steel-trap-tight Hawkins/Mendel rhythmic frame.
“This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out,” Grohl explains, adding, “Lyrically it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against…”
Medicine at Midnight is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:
Making a Fire Shame Shame Cloudspotter Waiting on a War Medicine at Midnight No Son of Mine Holding Poison Chasing Birds Love Dies Young
Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.
“…there’s something incredibly ‘Paul’ about McCartney’s approach to the pandemic album: cheery, resilient, forever looking forward. It’s a reminder of one of the Beatles’ most powerful messages to baby boomers: life gets better. It’s getting better all the time.” — THE NEW YORKER
“…a laid-back gem” — ROLLING STONE
“…a spectacular return to form… his musical chops are as exquisite and profound as virtually anyone’s. Ever.” — SALON
“…striking melodies and deft arrangements… displays a still vibrant compositional flair.” — THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The wait is finally over: Paul McCartney’s overwhelmingly anticipated all-new, all-Paul album McCartney IIIhas been released in its full streaming, CD, and rainbow of vinyl glory as of today December 18, 2020 via Capitol Records.
Paul’s first new album since 2018’s #1 charting Egypt Station, McCartney III is a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year during “Rockdown” in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, “When Winter Comes” (recorded with George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener “Long Tailed Winter Bird”—while “When Winter Comes,” featuring its new 2020 intro “Winter Bird,” became the new album’s grand finale.
The newest and most in depth look at the McCartney III creative process surfaced this week in the form of the “Find My Way” video Directed by Roman Coppola, the shoot utilized no less than 46 cameras to capture Paul on every instrument and from every angle, resulting in an unprecedented and intimate glimpse into Paul creating and performing a McCartney III highlight.
For more McCartney III, check out Spotify’s McCartney III enhanced album experience featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips and commentary (https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/SpotifyEnhancedPR), Amazon Music’s murals in 12 cities globally featuring sheet music from the album and interpretations from musicians & artists around the world (https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/12DaysOfPaulPR), and On Monday, 12/21 at 9:00 AM PST Paul will join Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for an in-depth conversation about ‘McCartney III’. Tune in at apple.co/Zane.Just as McCartney’s classic 1970 solo debut marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.
“Damon Albarn and his mob shine in this virtual rave.” – 4/5 stars, THE TIMES
“The bonkers virtual extravaganza was the perfect home for Damon Albarn’s animated band and their roster of glitzy special guests.” – 4/5 stars, THE TELEGRAPH
“Virtual party is like a AAA pass to the glitziest celebrity shindig” – 4/5 stars, NME
“A blistering live set live from Kong with an all-star cast + a career spanning setlist” – Gigwise
“a magnificent event… the lengths to which Albarn, Hewlett, and company went to embody the band’s entire aesthetic (sound, look, and feel) was breathtaking.” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“… one of the best albums of the year, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, the perfectly titled soundtrack for 2020 — sounded even more perfect live… this was a transporting experience.” —YAHOO ENTERTAINMENT
2020 that’s a wrap… Gorillaz closed out a year that no one will forget with three massive live shows beamed around the world from the basement of Kong Studios. Song Machine Live From Kong saw viewers in excess of 1 Million in 120 countries, from Albania to Vietnam by way of the Faroe Islands, tune in to join Damon Albarn and a 14 piece live band, with 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, plus special guests including Kano, slowthai, Leee John, Matt Berry, Sweetie Irie, Slaves (Isaac & Laurie), Georgia and Peter Hook all live in the room, and virtually by Beck, Fatoumata Diawara, Elton John, JPEGMAFIA, ScHoolboy Q and 6Black. The full-scale production brought together a 180-strong Gorillaz family of artists, musicians and crew joining a COVID-compliant bubble to deliver a live experience like no other. Available to View On Demand here.
On Christmas Eve, the band will release the epic Season One finale episode of Song Machine, The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John), with another brand new video from Jamie Hewlett, a glorious homage to Cinecolor which sees our band of survivors 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle make a return visit to Plastic Beach because, as 2D sings “At this time of year I’m always in need of the silent waves…”. Watch here. Gorillaz started the year with the first episode of Song Machine, ‘Momentary Bliss’ (ft. slowthai and Slaves), released on 30th January and they haven’t stopped since… Here are the highlights:
17 New Songs 24 Collaborations with Featured Artists 1 New Album 9 Episodes of Song Machine 1 x 8-bit Aries Driving Game 18 Machine Bitez 3 Live Streamed Concerts 1 x 210+ page Annual 4 new Vinyl Figures 13 Lyric Videos 8 Art Prints 1 range of Hot Sauce by Russel Hobbs 1 Song Machine Radio Series with Apple Music (x4 episodes) 1 animated Elton John 2 Lockdown Performances 1 Gorillaz Christmas Pazuzu Jumper Plus a whole range of Gorillaz gear And much more…
2021, get ready… the band will be back on the road with the SONG MACHINE TOUR with shows scheduled for Köln, Berlin and Luxembourg next summer, plus a massive homecoming show at The O2, London on 11th August 2021. Ticket info here. Out now and twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics. Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full color, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first ever strip to star 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a compendium of delights which finally puts the most real band around on the printed page. Order here.
Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez: The ongoing and ever-evolving process resulted in an expansive 17-track collection featuring Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and of course Tony Allen captured live in Kong Studios and beyond.
Watch Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves) – here Watch Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) – here Watch Aries (ft. Peter Hook and Georgia) – here Watch Friday 13th (ft. Octavian) – here Watch Pac-Man (ft. Schoolboy Q) – here Watch Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith) – here Watch The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John & 6LACK) – here
Available on standard CD, vinyl and cassette; plus the 17-track Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Not forgetting the bulging full-colour, one-of-a-kind 210-page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz. Order here.
Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
“WILD, FANTASTICAL, EYE-POPPING. A SURREALISTIC TOUR DE FORCE.” – Rolling Stone
To remember David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the stream of the London production of Lazarus, captured live on stage. The streaming will be available for three performances only. This will be the UK premiere of the filmed version of this remarkable show.
Lazarus includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as new songs written for the stage including the title song, Lazarus.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, by Walter Tevis (“The Queen’s Gambit”) Lazarus focuses on Thomas Newton, as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul – might finally set him free.
Michael C Hall (“Dexter”, “Six Feet Under”) stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth directed by Nicolas Roeg. Lazarus co-stars Sophia Anne Caruso (“Beetlejuice” on Broadway) and the production is directed by Ivo van Hove (“All About Eve”, “Network” and “A View From The Bridge”).
Lazarus opened at The New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015. The London production opened in November 2016 where it played a sold out run.
This live-streamed event will be available for three performances only in multiple time zones (GMT, AEDT, EST, PST, CST) from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 January 2021.
The Lazarus Cast Album is available on ISO / Columbia Records
The biggest virtual band on the planet will make a live return this weekend with three separate fully live shows performed from the basement of Kong Studios on the 12th and 13th December.
Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong is a full scale production blending exciting real time performance with Jamie Hewlett’s unique animation. The Gorillaz 14-piece band, led by Damon Albarn with 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, will also be joined by some very special guests.
Song Machine Live From Kong features songs from Gorillaz’ acclaimed new album Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez, plus other Gorillaz favourites. You can watch from anywhere in the world and there is a show time to suit you. Taking us into the basement of Kong Studios, this is an immersive, one-of-a-kind, Gorillaz HQ lock-in.
The Gorillaz live band features Damon Albarn, Seye Adelekan (bass), Jesse Hackett (keys), Remi Kabaka (percussion), Femi Koleoso (drums), Mike Smith (Musical Director/ keys), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion), Jeff Wootton (guitar), with Matt Allen, Rebecca Freckleton, Petra Luke, Michelle Ndegwa, Ade Omotayo and Angel Williams-Silvera on backing vocals.
Song Machine Live From Kong is a Gorillaz Production, produced by Eleven Mgmt in collaboration with Block 9 and Pulse Films.
Where To Get Tickets: Visit www.gorillazlivenow.com and pick the showtime that suits you best. Pick a package; a single show costs £15, watch all three with a round-the-world ticket for £30 or buy four tickets and share the joy with three friends in a virtual party room. Keep the confirmation email, as this has a link to the event, just click it when the time comes.
How To Watch: Open your confirmation email, click the event link, sign in, sit back and enjoy. If prone to forgetting usernames and passwords, do this half an hour before in case you need to reset!
You can also go direct to www.live-now.com, sign in, click on Gorillaz Presents Song Machine Live on the homepage and wait for the event to begin.
Watch With Friends: If you bought the digital party pack, share the event links from the confirmation email with your friends before the event to give them time to create a free account on LIVENow.
If you know people with tickets you can watch Song Machine Live From Kong with up to three of them too. In the event page, click ‘Start Room’ under the Watch Together icon. Follow the instructions to create a virtual hangout, click each ‘Invite Friend’ icon to get a unique link to your room and email over to the friends you want to watch with. Enable your cameras so you can see their expressions of joy as you watch Song Machine Live From Kong!
If Something Goes Wrong: Even the best laid plans can come unstuck. Just drop the LIVENow team an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Up To Date: Fans can stay up-to-date on all things Song Machine Live From Kong by following LIVENow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation using #SONGMACHINELIVE
About Gorillaz Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About LIVENow LIVENow is home to the best live experiences bringing sports, concerts, workouts, stand-up comedy, inspirational speakers and more to screens around the world. Passionate about sharing events as they happen, LIVENow gives fans exclusive access to live-streams that can be enjoyed at home and with friends via group viewing option Watch Together.
Events broadcast by LIVENow include:Ellie Goulding’s Brightest Blue concert, live from the V&A in LondonOne World: Together At Home concert in support of the World Health Organisations Covid-19 relief effortsTop European football leagues including Serie C, La Liga and FA CupUSL regular seasonRegular matches from the Chinese Professional Baseball League in TaiwanUK Pro Tennis Series, Classic WeekFinancial Time’s Business of Football SummitLIVENow was founded by Leeds United chairman and founder of Aser Ventures, Andrea Radrizzani.
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Jenny Lewis and Chicago-based rapper Serengeti (aka David Cohn) have announced an unexpected gift just ahead of the holiday season: “Unblu” – available now via Jenny’s own label Loves Way, with an accompanying video directed by Jenny.
“Unblu” was produced by Jenny and Andrew Broder.
In a note to fans, Jenny and Serengeti recall their fortuitous meeting and how their collaboration flourished despite quarantine lockdown:
Jenny met Dave down a long hallway in a former Communist Media Center in East Berlin during the People Festival of 2018. Dave asked Jenny to sing on a song about Tom Selleck passing on the part of Indiana Jones. Can you imagine a world where Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones?
A fast friendship was born as they skulked about, cracking jokes and chatting about their mutual love for boxing.
Jenny threw a show for Dave at Dino’s in East Nashville when they returned from Europe. The bartenders said it was the best show they ever had. Jenny was among the 9 fans that attended and danced their asses off.
To cap the torrid evening, Dave said “J, I need 7 tracks! Just piano or guitar or whatever!” Jenny inquired if one would do?
Then the world shut down and Jenny & Dave hunkered down in Los Angeles & Chicago, respectively. Jenny smoked weed every day and Dave stayed totally sober.
The result is five songs made on Jenny’s iPhone, for Dave. Beats, bass, drums, digital tanpura & topline, sent via text, ripe for Dave’s poetry. To accompany the music, Jenny made videos on her phone during the witching hours, editing while under the covers.
Then Jenny texted the tracks to another People alumnus–Andrew Broder in Minneapolis—who co-produced and mixed the songs, taking them from Garageband phone music to music that gently thumps you. Music to dance around your living room in a Day-Glo bathing suit to. Music to go bananas to while watching the news & Forensic Files on mute.
“Sentimental yet strong, a bit wistful, but as always, looking ahead.”— The AV CLUB
“McCartney returns to the pastorale sound of his early solo work for a laid-back gem… Like its two predecessors, it’s Macca at his most playful. He’s not sweating about being a legend, a genius, or a Beatle— just a family man kicking back in quarantine, writing a few songs to keep his juices flowing.”— ROLLING STONE
“With McCartney III, the Cute Beatle makes a spectacular return to form, produces one of his most compelling albums in decades, and reminds us that at age 78, his musical chops are as exquisite and profound as virtually anyone’s. Ever.”— SALON
Unforeseeable production delays have forced the release date of Paul McCartney’s all-new all-Paul album McCartney III to be moved back one week to December 18, 2020.
Paul’s first new album since 2018’s #1 charting Egypt Station, McCartney III is a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year during “Rockdown” in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, When Winter Comes (co-produced by George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener Long Tailed Winter Bird—while When Winter Comes, featuring its new 2020 intro Winter Bird, became the new album’s grand finale.
The newest advance taste of McCartney III surfaced today in the form of a brand new trailer featuring an excerpt of the album track “The Kiss of Venus.” To have a look and listen, go to https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/MC3trailer2PR
Additionally, pre-orders are now live for the McCartney III Songbook. Featuring piano/vocal/guitar arrangements for every song from McCartney III and including a McCartney III CD with every copy, McCartney III — Songbook can be pre-ordered now at https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/SongbookPreOrderPR
Just as McCartney’s classic 1970 solo debut marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history. The new album will be released by Capitol Records across digital platforms, on CD, and on LP manufactured by Third Man Pressing. Vinyl configurations will range from standard 180g to a Third Man Edition of 3,000 hand-numbered red vinyl copies, a U.S. indie retail exclusive pressing of 4,000 hand-numbered white vinyl LPs, and more.
We here at nasty hope you are hanging in there safely and in good health as we humbly present our best of 2020 list:
NICK CAVE:Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed Ltd.) EOB: Earth (Capitol Records) GORILLAZ: Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (Warner Records) PAUL McCARTNEY: McCartney III (Capitol Records) METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY:S&M2 (Blackened Recordings) WOODKID:S16 (Caroline Records)
PAUL MCCARTNEY:Flaming Pie (MPL/Capitol/UMe) RAMMSTEIN: Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) (Vertigo/UMe)
Singles & Miscellaneous
FOO FIGHTERS: “Shame Shame” (Roswell Records/RCA Records) THE SHINS: “The Great Divide” (Aural Apothecary/Monotone Records) METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY:S&M2 (concert film release)
And with the nominations for the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards just revealed, we would like to congratulate our artists on the following nominations:
Best Alternative Music Album “Hyperspace” — Beck
Best Music Video “Goliath” — Woodkid — Yoann Lemoine, video director
Best Music Film “Beastie Boys Story” — Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical “Hyperspace” — Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua & Mike Larson, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package “Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)” — Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)
Best Recording Package “Vols. 11 & 12” — Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)
Due to popular demand, Metallica’s Helping Hands 2020 streaming party benefitting the band’s All Within My Hands foundation has been extended. The live show may have ended, and the auction has closed, but there’s a little more time to catch this unique, worldwide concert event on demand. Ticket packages will be available to purchase until 11:59 PM PST on Giving Tuesday, December 1st at https://nugs.tv/assets/nugstv/metallica.html.
Metallica thanks all those who supported AWMH by watching, donating and participating in the online auction. Thanks to the fans and generous sponsors, Metallica’s first ever pay-per-view event live-streamed on November 14 has raised over $1.3 million thus far. Those funds will be used to work with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, along with supporting Covid and disaster relief efforts in the coming months.
All Within My Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. Just this year, AWMH has donated $645,000 to COVID-19 related relief funds including Feeding America, Direct Relief, as well as to charities assisting those in the entertainment and hospitality industries suddenly without work. More recently the foundation donated $350,000 to aid those affected by the West Coast wildfires. Finally, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative is now in its second year, supported by a $1.5 million grant benefiting 15 community colleges across the country.
Metallica and All Within My Hands are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As always, 100% of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event—tickets, fees and auction items—will go directly to help those in need, with Metallica and the foundation covering all production costs and expenses.