Metallica was honored by receiving the very prestigious Polar Music Prize. The international prize was founded in 1989 by Stig ‘Stikkan’ Anderson – the manager of pop legends ABBA – and recognizes ”significant achievements in music”. It is awarded to one contemporary and one classical musician each year. Previous winners of the prize include Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. The band has said they will donate the prize money to charity. The award was presented by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Roger Glover and Ian Paice, of the British rock band Deep Purple. “Who would have thought, when Metallica started this musical journey 37 years ago, that one day we would be standing in front of both musical royalty and actual royalty, accepting one of the most prestigious prizes that can be bestowed upon musicians?The type of music that we play was not supposed to be acknowledged or embraced by the mainstream, the media, or even large audiences…. And finally, while this award acknowledges Metallica’s achievements of the past 37 years, as we stand here in this glorious moment, may the Danish kid in me shout out to the world ‘Look Mom, we’re just getting started!”’ Ulrich said. And then covered by GHOST(amongst a tons of other covers). The band unmasked,but still headed by their masked frontman Cardinal Copia, did a very theatrical version of “Enter Sandman.” Check out the cover below!