Metallica releases S&M² clip

Group shares clip of “The Memory Remains”

With less than a week to go, Metallica has shared a clip of “The Memory Remains” from their upcoming concert film Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M². James Hetfield and gang lead the crowd on a sing-a-long that’s always been a crowd favorite. The one night only cinematic event is available in theaters worldwide on October 9th via Trafalgar Releasing and Blackened Recordings.

The film sees the group reunite with the San Francisco Symphony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original S&M (Symphony & Metallica) show from 1999. S&M² was filmed over two nights at San Francisco’s new Chase Center in early September.

The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and San Francisco Symphony and conducted by the late Michael Kamen in spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. 2019’s S&M² concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first-ever Metallica and San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original concert, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.

Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.

Metallica’s first collaboration with San Francisco Symphony was documented by the Grammy-winning live album S&M.

The clip is released following the announcement that frontman James Hetfield has re-entered rehab, forcing the band to cancel their upcoming eight city tour of Australia and New Zealand. All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded via Live Nation Australia and Live Nation New Zealand.

Hetfield’s sobriety was documented in the 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster. The revealing documentary nearly broke the band apart as they struggled to cope with family and work. Hetfield had been sober ever since.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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