SAN FRANCISCO (Metallica Fans Website) - Composer, conductor, and arranger Michael Kamen says he's planning to reunite with Metallica
next year for more orchestral performances, according to an interview published Thursday
(September 25) with the Hollywood Reporter. Their first collaboration, a double live set called S&M: Metallica With The San Francisco Symphony,
was released in 1999 and has sold more than four million copies. Acoording to Metallica's official newsletter, the band were not aware of any such plans.
Kamen has also done orchestral arrangements for Pink Floyd, Alice In Chains, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and Queen, among others.
Metallica will play in Las Vegas, on New Year's Eve, at the Joint, a 1,400-seat club at the Hard Rock Hotel. A full North American arena tour is in the works for next March.
Metallica is nominated for an American Music Award in the category of favorite alternative artist, along with Coldplay and Linkin Park. The band will perform at the 31st annual awards show, which will be broadcast live on ABC-TV from L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, November 16, at 8 p.m.