In [lastfm]Metallica’s[/lastfm] 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster, the band suffered from emotional bouts of melancholy, toddler-esque temper tantrums, and a lot of misguided anarchy. But drummer [lastfm]Lars Ulrich[/lastfm] says that they are no longer “friends of misery”; the existence of cinematic evidence ripping apart the personal struggles of the [lastfm]Metallica [/lastfm] posse makes them wish the documentary was a “thing that should not be.”
Gone are the days of the [lastfm]Metallica[/lastfm] of wrath and destruction. But the regret lives on. Click more to find out why the world’s angriest band thinks exposing every minute detail of your life to millions of people can ruin your life.
One thing these metal dudes didn’t understand before filming the insanity that ensued during their St. Anger recording is that public exposure is, oh, public. [lastfm]Lars Ulrich[/lastfm] is forever pissed:
“Every time I see [lastfm]Noel Gallagher[/lastfm] he quotes lines from that movie back to me. That thing has taken on a life of its own. I had to live that shit for three f**king years! The whole thing was a mindf**k. I am aware a lot of other musicians seem to have lived a lot of those moments. They weren’t necessarily stupid enough to film them like we were and share them with the rest of the world.”
It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, making a bad decision and hooking up with her friend, getting back with your girlfriend after she forgives you but never, ever living your bad decision down. Except it’s documented for the whole world and future generations to see. This looming past sucks when things are good, like they are now for [lastfm]Metallica[/lastfm]:
“There is a good vibe in the band now, everyone’s having fun and getting along. Things are real easy and borderline pleasant. I know that doesn’t sound very rock and roll, but it would surprise me if it’d be a year before we start making a new album. There’s a good chance the turnaround would be less than it’s been on previous cycles.”
The band is peacefully working on their new album, a follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic, touring Australia, and playing a show in Bulgaria called the Big Four that will feature [lastfm]Megadeath[/lastfm], [lastfm] Slayer[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Anthrax[/lastfm]. The show will be simulcast in…450 movie theaters around the world.
We guess [lastfm]Metallica[/lastfm] can’t just let their cinematic careers “fade to black.”
[Source: Rolling Stone]