Despite the sometimes unflattering portrait in the documentary ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster’, the band wanted the film to have a proper theatrical release, rather than become a cheesy reality-TV show like ‘The Osbournes.’ “We didn’t want to sell the movie short,” Hetfield told Jim Farber of the New York Daily News. In the end, the therapeutic process did wonders for the trio. Hetfield was transformed by the process, and the group’s members now deal with each other in dramatically different ways. The frontman believes the change will interest people beyond Metallica’s fan base. “This isn’t just ‘Rock Stars Gone Nutty,'” he said. “It has human qualities to it.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
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