S&M is a live album by American heavy metal band Metallica, with The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Kamen. It was recorded on April 21 -- 1999 at The Berkeley Community Theatre; this is the final Metallica album to feature Jason Newsted as Metallica's bassist. S&M contains performances of Metallica songs with additional symphonic accompaniment, composed by Michael Kamen, who conducted the orchestra during the concert; the idea to combine heavy metal with an epic classical approach, as James Hetfield has stated was an idea of Cliff Burton. Burton’s love of classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach, can be traced back to many instrumental parts and melodic characteristics in Metallica’s songwriting including songs from Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets. Kamen, who arranged and conducted the orchestral background tracks for "Nothing Else Matters", met the band at the 1992 Grammy award show for the first time, after hearing the "Elevator version" of the song, suggested the band to perform with a whole orchestra.
Lars Ulrich's favourite band Deep Purple, who he colourfully inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, is noted for having kicked off this kind of approach 30 years before, in Concerto for Group and Orchestra. In addition to songs from previous albums spanning Ride the Lightning through ReLoad, there are two new compositions: "No Leaf Clover" and "−Human". "The Ecstasy of Gold" by Ennio Morricone, Metallica's entrance music, was played live by the orchestra. "No Leaf Clover" has since been performed by Metallica in concert, using a recording of the orchestral prelude. Changes were made to the lyrics of some songs, most notably the removal of the second verse and chorus of "The Thing That Should Not Be" and playing the third verse in its place; the "S" in the stylized "S&M" on the album cover is a backwards treble clef, while the "M" is taken from Metallica's logo. The drum kit Ulrich used on the album resides in a Guitar Center in San Francisco. Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 - "...create the most crowded, ceiling-rattling basement rec room in rock....
Sheer awesomeness...the live performance succeeded....the monster numbers benefit from supersizing. The effect is more one of timelessness..." Spin - 8 out of 10 - "...makes their tempo and texture dynamics...into a topic in and off of itself, a deep evocation of bad-voodoo creeping willies culminating in'One' and'Enter Sandman'.... Freed from ritualized superhuman extremism, it builds a soundtrack to everyday life." Entertainment Weekly - "Buttressed by grim strings, creaky horns, thundering timpani, staples...creep with fearful new dimension, like an old Posada print come to life." - Rating: B Q - 3 stars out of 5 - "...another just about forgivable flirtation with Spinal Tap-esque lunacy....a fine hit-heavy live LP with bolted-on bombast from the S. F. Symphony.... Michael Kamen's scores swoop and soar with impressive portent throughout." CMJ - "...stunning....orchestral renditions of hits from the band's'90s output." S&M sold 300,000 units in the first week of release, went on to sell a total of 2.5 million copies.
As of 2003, the album had been certified 5× platinum. As of August 2013 the album had sold more than 8 million copies worldwide; the album was included in the book. This album was ranked 48th on NME's list of 50 Greatest Live Albums. After Kamen's death in 2003, Metallica hadn't revisited the S&M concept in any further performances or recording work. However, the band announced on March 18, 2019 that they would hold a concert at the Chase Center on September 6 of that year to commemorate the 20th anniversary with a single-night concert, headed by Michael Tilson Thomas as music director, they added a second concert on September 8. The shows included many songs from the original S&M performances, as well as renditions of songs, released since then. In August, it was announced that a film of the concerts would receive a limited worldwide theatrical release; the concert has grossed over 5.5 million dollars. Metallica filmed and released the concert in DVD and VHS with direction by Wayne Isham; the VHS set has only the concert video, while the double DVD set has 5.1 sound, 41 minute documentary about the concert, two "No Leaf Clover" music videos: "Slice & Dice" version and the "Maestro Edit".
South Knox Middle-High School is a combination middle school and high school located 6.5 miles southeast of Vincennes, Indiana in an unincorporated community called Verne. South Knox Middle-High School was formed from the merger of local high schools in Monroe City, Fritchton and Decker, the school's district encompasses most of southern Knox County. In 1985, the high school and middle school were organized as two separate schools, its athletic nickname is the Spartans, it participates in the Blue Chip Conference. Its colors are red and blue; the school song is "Hail South Knox High." The dedication of the gymnasium was held in November 1967, with IHSAA Commissioner Phil N. Eskew presiding; the Spartans won. The first South Knox boys' basketball coach was father of Steve Alford. In 1968, South Knox became a charter member of the Blue Chip Conference and has remained a member since. In 2013, the boys cross country team was the first team in any sport to appear in the IHSAA State Championship. List of high schools in Indiana South Knox High School
The Honduran Cup is the top knock-out football tournament in Honduras. The first tournament was played in 1968, four years the second tournament took the name Copa Presidente in honor of Dr. Ramón Cruz. Twenty years the third tournament was played. From 1992 to 1994, the Cup tournament was played as a separate tournament from the league. From 1995 to 1999, the winner of the first stage of the league tournament was declared Cup champions. In 2015, the tournament was yet again re-branded as Copa Presidente. Since 2015, the Honduran Cup serves as a qualifier to the Supercopa Centroamericana. In May 2013, the National League and the Liga de Ascenso proposed to reactive the tournament in the near future; the new Cup would consist of 64 clubs from the first and third division. The tournament hasn't been played since 1998; the new cup will run for an entire year starting 2015. Beginning in the 2015–16 edition, the tournament will run from August to May. Honduran Liga Nacional Honduran Supercup Official website