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The Bay Bridged: Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Sep 9, 2019

In 1999, the SF Symphony, helmed by the late Michael Kamen, joined Metallica at the Berkeley Community Theatre to perform all-new interpretations of the band's songs. Singer James Hetfield credits the collaboration to Cliff Burton, Metallica's bassist from 1982 until 1986. Burton tragically passed away in a bus accident. At Chase Center, the band paid tribute to Burton by having the SF Symphony's principal bass player, Scott Pingel, play a stirring and virtuoso cover of Burton's bass solo in "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth."

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