That’s what Metallica singer James Hetfield told a sold-out stadium before the band played a benefit concert for those affected by the North Bay wildfires, which left some of the most devastating losses in California history with more than 5,000 homes lost and many people displaced.
Metallica, along with G-Eazy, Rancid, Metallica, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Dead & Company and Raphael Saadiq, performed at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Band Together Bay Area. Artists waived their usual fees as ticket revenues were donated to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, which supports low-income North Bay residents displaced by the fire.
A number of seats were given also given to first responders, volunteers and people impacted by the fires. While music can’t heal everything, the concert gave a number of families a break from hard times — not to mention to mention the whole event raised a reported $15 million for a good cause.