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Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Metallica, Afghan ensemble win 2017 Polar Music Prize<
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music 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 had "through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos" taken rock music "to places ...