Metallica Launches Charity Auction To Support 'Helping Hands' Fundraiser

Metallica is supporting its 'Helping Hands' benefit concert this weekend with a charity auction in which some of the band's stage-used gear will go under the gavel.

The acoustic concert is set to begin Saturday, November 14 at 5 p.m., but you can enter bids on gear from now through next Friday.

Included among the auction items are Lars Ulrich's Tama snare drum, which he will use during the performance and then have the band autograph afterwards. The snare is customized with hand-painted artwork, including the Metallica and All Within My Hands foundation logos.

James Hetfield is parting with his Martin D-28 acoustic guitar. The guitar will also be signed by the band after the 'Helping Hands' show.

Bassist Robert Trujillo's Godin A5 acoustic bass is up for auction, as well. Trujillo commissioned the bass specifically for Saturday's concert.

Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is letting go of his ESP LTD TL-6 Thinline Piezo Acoustic in a unique purple sunburst sparkle finish.

As of this writing, the highest-priced item so far is a Zoom call with Metallica. The current bid for the Zoom call is $11,000.

View all the auction items here.

All proceeds from the 'Helping Hands' concert and auction will go to benefit Metallica's All Within My Hands foundation. You can also donate directly here.

Virtual tickets to the concert start at $15 and allow you to watch the show as many times as you like for 48 hours after it begins. Get tickets here.

'Helping Hands' is the second benefit show for the All Within My Hands foundation. The band made the concert a virtual affair after having to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first AWMH benefit concert was held in November of 2018 and it raised $1.3 million for charity.

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