Metallica has paid tribute to Ennio Morricone, who has passed away at age 91. In addition to being an academy award-winning composer for Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight, Morricone is eternally linked to Metallica lore. He composed the track “The Ecstacy of Gold”, from the soundtrack to “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, which is the dramatic music that has opened ever Metallica show since 1984. The band also recorded their own full band version of the track for a tribute album, Everybody Loves Ennio Morricone.
R.I.P. Ennio Morricone
Your career was legendary, your compositions were timeless. Thank you for setting the mood for so many of our shows since 1983. pic.twitter.com/ac1QZ9QLPs
— Metallica (@Metallica) July 6, 2020