FILE - This is a Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo of member of rock backs  Metallica Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield, from left, as they pose for the media while promoting their new album 'Death Magnetic' in Berlin. American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music it was announced Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music. The award panel said Metallica has taken rock music "to places it had never been before" and that the Afghan music institute "shows you can transform lives through music."
FILE - This is a Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo of member of rock backs Metallica Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield, from left, as they pose for the media while promoting their new album 'Death Magnetic' in Berlin. American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music it was announced Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music. The award panel said Metallica has taken rock music "to places it had never been before" and that the Afghan music institute "shows you can transform lives through music." AP Photo
FILE - This is a Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo of member of rock backs Metallica Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield, from left, as they pose for the media while promoting their new album 'Death Magnetic' in Berlin. American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music it was announced Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music. The award panel said Metallica has taken rock music "to places it had never been before" and that the Afghan music institute "shows you can transform lives through music." AP Photo

Metallica, Afghan ensemble win 2018 Polar Music Prize

February 14, 2018 08:50 AM

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