Metallica to play LA benefit

The rockers support Red Hot Chili Pepper's music school

Metallica are set to perform at a benefit show in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 14) for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The non-profit organisation, which was founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, provides scholarships to low-income students for music lessons and instruments.

Proceeds from the event will also go toward the school’s summer camp programme and a new building initiative.

Also on the evening’s bill are Scars on Broadway, which includes drummer John Dolmayan from System Of A Down.

The show will take place at The Wiltern Theatre. Tickets are available via

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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