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Rolling Stone: San Francisco Symphony Bassist on Show-Stopping Tribute to Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Sep 27, 2019

When Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich first heard that one of the members of the San Francisco Symphony wanted to pay tribute to Cliff Burton, the band’s late bassist, at the group’s S&M2 collaboration earlier this month, he didn’t know what to expect. The orchestra’s principal bass player, Scott Pingel, went to the band’s headquarters and pulled out an electric bass and a pedal board and told the band he’d come up with an homage to Burton using pieces of his signature solo, “(Anesthesia)-Pulling Teeth” along with Pingel’s own sensibilities.

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