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Metallica join London's Live Earth gig

Metallica

Story by Jack Foley

METALLICA have been added to the line-up for the London leg of Live Earth, taking place on July 7.

The legendary metallers are one of the final acts to be added to the bill, which takes place at Wembley Stadium.

Further artists on the day include Bloc Party, Beastie Boys, Madonna, Kasabian and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In addition to money being raised through ticket sales, an exclusive download of Metallica’s performance will be available for a minimal fee immediately after the event finishes.

They have also hand-selected four climate charities to benefit from the money they raise – Sierra Club, The Apollo Alliance, WWF and Rainforest Action Network.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica said: “I love my sons. I want them to “inherit the Earth”, for real! We keep waiting for future generations to solve the problems; to invent cleaner technology; to pay the costs… that’s the same as passing the buck. I want the buck to stop here, now. I want lawmakers and laws to impose change. Nothing else will keep this world safe for my sons.”

Metallica headline the same venue the following night (July 8) for their own previously announced headline show.

The band are currently in the studio with producer Rick Rubin, working on a new album due for release next year. They have taken a couple of weeks out of recording to do a whistle-stop tour of the European festivals and Wembley Stadium.

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