Lars Ulrich appeared on TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee last night (July 15) and talked about food insecurity in the United States.

Ulrich mentioned to Bee, “One in six Americans are on track to be food insecure this year, and one in four kids, which is crazy — those are the highest those numbers have ever been. What’s been happening in the last few months, during the pandemic, is making it even worse.”

Metallica has been active for many years aiding many communities facing food insecurity through their All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports groups like Feeding America. They’ve even called on fans to mobilize and help out at their local food banks on their annual Day of Service.

“We’re in such an apocalyptic situation, it makes complete sense that a heavy metal band would actually save the world,” said Bee during the interview. She followed it up with playfully yelling, “I told you, Mom! I told you they were a good influence!”


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