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Metallica News Round-Up: Polar Music Prize, Hetfield On Set Of New Film

For the first time in their illustrious career, Metallica is receiving Sweden’s highest music honor. 

On June 14, the metal icons will receive the Polar Music Prize, which honors luminaries for their contributions to the music world.  Notable past winners include Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and more.

Recipients receive one million SEK, which is the equivalent to a little over $125,000.  Metallica will donate the award money to their All Within My Hands Foundation.

On June 14th we will receive Sweden's @PolarMusicPrize which awards two laureates in celebration of music in all its various genres. Honorees receive one million SEK which we will donate to the @allwithinmyhandsfoundation. We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner! #PolarMusicPrize

61.9k Likes, 663 Comments - Metallica (@metallica) on Instagram: "On June 14th we will receive Sweden's @PolarMusicPrize which awards two laureates in celebration of..."

In other Metallica news:  Many fans now know of James Hetfield’s first dramatic acting role in the upcoming Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.  Now a photo has surfaced of him on the set in the role of Officer Bob Hayward, the first law enforcement officer who arrested the notorious serial killer.

A #special #day on #set of our little #bundy #movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins ... @metallica is in the house as #jameshetfield @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in the #metal #god 's #first #dramatic #role #cleancut Having one of my #musical #heroes in our #film is #pretty #damn #awesome Photo by @brian_douglas_stills

6,396 Likes, 301 Comments - Joe Berlinger (@joeberlingerfilms) on Instagram: "A #special #day on #set of our little #bundy #movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins ......"


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.