The final donation came on 25 August, when the band donated a €63,000 cheque to Freezone Mannheim, a German homeless youth aid group.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
It's become a tradition for Metallica to pay tribute to artists who come from the cities or the countries they are playing in.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
The metal titans donated to Dublin's Capuchin day centre which helps provide for homeless people and the ISPCC for children.
The exhibition will run from 18 June for a month and gives a never-before-seen insight into the metal titans' history.
The special, one-off event is to mark the 20th anniversary of the metal titans' 1999 live LP, 'S&M.'
The seventh annual Metallica night with baseball’s San Francisco Giants will take place on 26 April.
The metal icons' 2-hour performance included classic tracks from their entire career.
The prestigious award has been referred to as the “Nobel Prize for music”.
Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Elton John, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
In co-operation with Feeding America, Metallica made contributions to its local partners in each city the band performed in during the 2017 stadium tour.
Iconic Us metal outfit Metallica are set to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize, which will be presented to them in June 2018
Metallica have revealed plans for 10 February to be named Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County, California, in honour of their late bassist
Metal titans Metallica are to reissue their landmark 1987 extended play $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited on a variety of formats