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Metallica donates $750,000 to Australian bushfire relief fundraiser


Metal icons Metallica have become the latest high-profile name to donate to the Australian bushfire relief fundraise as fires rip through the country.

The fires, which have been raging through the country for weeks, have said to have killed in excess of 500million animals and destroyed countless communities as firefighters bravely battle the intense and unrelenting heat.

While criticism continues to be directed at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a number of well-known celebrity names have joined the fight by donating large sums of money to the fundraiser set up to aid those affected by the fires.

After Sir Elton John announced his intentions to donate $1million during his recent performance in Sydney, Metallica have joined the cause by adding a hugely generous donation of $750,000.

“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria,” the band said in a statement.

“The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking. Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our AWMH Foundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.”

They added in posts on social media.