METALLICA Symphony Conductor Passes Away
Oscar-nominated composer, conductor and arranger Michael Kamen, who conducted the San Francisco Orchestra in 1999 as it backed METALLICA on their live "S&M" project, died this morning (Nov. 18) after suffering from multiple sclerosis for several years, according to Billboard.com. He was 55. Further details were not immediately available.
Recorded across two concerts that reworked the band's canon for symphonic arrangement, "S&M" peaked at No. 2 and has sold 2.6 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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