In a new interview with Kerrang, Robert Trujillo, the bassist of the heavy metal band Metallica since 2003, remembered the show they played with the San Francisco Symphony under the name of S&M2 and talked about his first-ever no most-pits show with Metallica.

In September 2019, Metallica made history once again and performed with San Francisco Symphony to mark the 20th anniversary of their S&M album, which was released on November 23, 1999.

While he was talking on the issue, Robert said it was surreal for him and expressed his respect to the other genres, including classic music and jazz. He also talked about that night’s goal and said he achieved it.

“That was surreal for me, but at the same time I have enough knowledge and respect of classical music – in the same way I do of jazz and other styles. I had friends going to the show and they said they were going to wear tuxedos and suits out of respect for the style and art form.

“I did see some people trying to mosh at times (laughs). There were a couple of moments in the show where it was more highlighted on the orchestra, and fans were very respectful, but it must’ve been very different. At the same time you’re sharing something that’s hopefully educating and helping a thrash metal fan to understand that this is going on too, and it’s very powerful. We might not even be onstage at that moment but I really believe everybody came out of that show with a heightened sense of not just respect, but knowing they experienced something special. For me, that was the goal and I think we achieved it both nights.”

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