Metallica to receive 2018 Polar Music Prize

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will receive the 2018 Polar Music Prize, also known as the “Nobel Prize of Music.” The band will be honored with the prestigious Swedish award during a ceremony held June 14.

“Through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos, Metallica has taken rock music to places it had never been before,” reads a statement on the Polar Music Prize website. “In Metallica’s world, both a teenage bedroom and a concert hall can be transformed into a Valhalla. The strength of the band’s uncompromising albums has …read more

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