Listen Live on  
 

102.7 JACK-FM

Playing What We Want for Baltimore
 
 

Ten Years After "Some Kind of Monster"

 
Ten Years After
Posted July 11th, 2014 @ 11:18am

Metallica released their documentary Some Kind of Monster back in 2004.  

It was intense.  

Bassist Jason Newsted left the band.  James Hetfield was battling addiction.  Lars Ulrich was in therapy and talking to former guitarist Dave Mustaine.  Kirk Hammett's feelings are best expressed in the image on the left.  The band was recording St. Anger and trying to find a bass player.

Pitchfork contributing editor Mike Powell wrote a great piece about the documentary.  It's been ten years and Metallica is still rolling.  Powell writes about the ongoing battle between Hetfield and Ulrich:

"But there's no point in being hard on James Hetfield, because, as the saying goes, nobody could be harder on James Hetfield than himself. Opposite him in this waltz is Lars Ulrich, their drummer. If Hetfield is a walking button, Ulrich is a finger, prodding at Hetfield with effortless, West Coast passive-aggression, stirring up small problems for fear of acknowledging the larger ones."

You should read Powell's full story and watch the documentary if you get a chance.

 

Recommended Stories

More from 102.7 JACK-FM

*