Metallica’s Some Kind Of Monster is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made – but the band wasn’t happy about it at first.
In fact, there were parts of the movie the band urged director Joe Berlinger to cut out – like paying bassist Robert Trujillo a million dollars as a sign-on bonus to join the band.
Berlinger says the initial screening with the band was ‘total silence’ – and afterwards he was told “you can’t tell our fans we paid Robert Trujillo a million bucks… they’re not gonna understand”.
Berlinger kept the scene. And eventually, the band got on board – with James Hetfield calling the film “an honest, raw, truthful portrait of what we went through”.
What’s your all-time favorite ‘rock doc’?