Members of Ghost and Candlemass will perform a Metallica song tomorrow at the Polar Music Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Ian Paice and Roger Glover of Deep Purple will read the citation, while former Motörhead and current Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee will perform a piece written for the occasion along with Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen.
“Receiving the Polar Music Prize is an incredible thing,” Lars Ulrich said in February when the award was announced.
“It puts us in very distinguished company (including: Elton John, Sting, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen to name a few).
It’s a great validation of everything that Metallica has done over the last 35 years. At the same time, we feel like we’re in our prime with a lot of good years ahead of us.”
Metallica will donate the $125,000 cash element of the prize to their All Within My Hands foundation.