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Apr232019

20 years later, Metallica's Lars Ulrich remembers "incredible" "S&M" concerts

ABC/Randy HolmesThis week marks the 20th anniversary of Metallica recording their legendary S&M concerts. The shows were a collaboration between the metal icons and the San Francisco Symphony, which was later released as a live album and concert film. To mark the occasion, drummer Lars Ulrich shared his memories of the shows in an Instagram post.

"We threw ourselves deep into unknown creative territories and walked away with most incredible of experiences and the coolest album and concert film," Ulrich wrote, alongside a photo of himself and the symphony's famed conductor, Michael Kamen.

Kamen, who worked on the scores for movies including Lethal Weapon and Die Hard and collaborated with Pink Floyd on The Wall, was the one who originally reached out to Metallica about the project.

"He thought that we would be an obvious choice for a pairing like this and we said yes in [two] nano seconds flat and followed Michael's lead for the next few years, as we went on an incredible adventure together," Ulrich wrote.

In 2003, four years after S&M was recorded, Kamen died at age 55.

"His love of life and his appetite for shaking up conventions will always be something I'll take with me and cherish," Ulrich wrote of Kamen.

To further celebrate the 20th anniversary of S&M, Metallica will reunite with the San Francisco Symphony for two more shows, scheduled for September 6 and 8 at the Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors.

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