Metallica has been awarded The Polar Music Prize for 2018 – considered the Nobel Prize for music. This marks the first time a heavy metal band has received the honor.
The award includes one million Swedish kronor, (approximately $126,000), which the band said will be donated to its own “All Within My Hands” organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations, and other local services.
Robert Trujillo was interviewed for the Prize, which included a discussion about Jaco Pastorius, and the film Trujillo produced on Jaco:
Here’s Trujillo sharing his thoughts on receiving the award: