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Metallica And The San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2

Stream now or tune in Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. on CREATE

Metallica joined forces with the San Francisco Symphony for a spectacular con...

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Above: Metallica joined forces with the San Francisco Symphony for a spectacular concert. Guitarist James Hetfield (center). San Francisco Symphony conductor Edwin Outwater (right).

In September 2019, Metallica reunited for two incredible nights with the nearly 80-member San Francisco Symphony. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first S&M concert, these two sold-out performances were the first ever at the new Chase Center in Metallica’s hometown San Francisco.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo combined forces with the symphony, led by conductor Edwin Outwater, with a special appearance by legendary conductor and longtime San Francisco Symphony Musical Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

The concerts marked the first time these two venerable music institutions have performed together on stage since 1999, documented in "S&M," the Grammy-winning album and concert film. “Metallica And The San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2” premieres Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

Metallica And The San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2: Trailer

Join the ultimate heavy metal band as they combine forces with the nearly 80-member orchestra. Filmed over two sold-out shows that opened San Francisco’s Chase Center, the concert features the symphonic renditions of Metallica fan favorites. Aired: 10/29/20

Praised by critics, the concert captures Metallica fan favorites performed with elaborate symphonic arrangements. Songs include “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Enter Sandman,” “The Outlaw Torn,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “One,” “Master of Puppets” and more.

“The group proved that anything was possible by teaming up with the Symphony,” said Rolling Stone, adding that “you could practically hear Beethoven roll over.” “One of the most epic shows of their lives,” said British weekly magazine Kerrang!, and Metal Hammer called the event “a must see.”

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