I saw the new documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster this weekend. The ads are right – you don’t have to be a Metallica fan to find the movie worthwhile.
But my lack of metal knowledge makes me curious about once scene. The setup is that part of Metallica’s process for recording St. Anger involved hiring a teamwork/career coach/therapist. At one point, while James Hatfield is away getting treated for alcoholism, Dave Mustaine attends a therapy session with Lars Ulrich and talks about the effects being kicked out of Metallica had on him.
It basically sounds like he was kicked out because of his own substance abuse problems, and that although he had a successful career (as of 2001-2), it wasn’t as successful as Metallica became.
Anyone have more details? What’s the scoop? I thought this was a really interesting scene, and I’m curious about the behind-the-scenes details.