The Italian composer Ennio Morricone died yesterday at the age of 91.
In his long career, he has collaborated with famous directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Sergio Leone, and many others with his soundtracks. Some bands like Metallica have paid tribute to Morricone using his soundtrack “The Ecstasy of Gold” as the intro of their concerts.
Avenged Sevenfold also paid tribute to Morricone with a message saying that he was an inspiration for some of their songs: “One constant influence on our entire career would have to be that of Ennio Morricone. He truly did what no others could. He had the ability to define countless important movies by their soundtrack. He was unmatched in his ability. Just this weekend we had his brilliant soundtrack for “Once Upon A Time in the West” playing on repeat. Look no further than “Sidewinder,” “Dose,” and “Roman Sky” to hear the most obvious influence he had on us. He will be missed. His art will be remembered and cherished. Rest in Peace.”