Metallica Weren't Into Mission To Lars Movie

The film-maker behind documentary movie "Mission To Lars" says most members of Metallica weren't interested in the project.

Metallica Weren't Into Mission To Lars Movie
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The film-maker behind documentary movie "Mission To Lars" says most members of Metallica weren't interested in the project but she's still a fan of the band. The film tells the story of severe learning disability sufferer, Tom Spicer, who wants to meet thrash drummer Lars Ulrich. It charts the efforts of his brother Will and sister Kate as they try to make the meeting happen, and learn much more about their sibling and his Fragile X syndrome as they go. And while drummer Ulrich has voiced his support for the work, Kate Spicer says the rest of the band didn't want to know. She tells Geeks of Doom: "There's no two ways about it. James Hetfield and the other guys were not into our project, no way. "It's funny nobody's really asked me about that. They were quite... they weren't into it at all. You could tell it was Lars' thing. But I feel that's kind of their thing they've just got their own things going on." Despite the experience Spicer says she's become a Metallica fan after seeing them seven times. "I like things fast," she reports. "I was talking to some heavy metal nerds about, now I've seen them seven times, I find other shows a bit flabby. They're like, 'That's funny, because they're one of the flabbiest bands out there!' "Maybe I'm just over-excited by the sight of fire. But I think I would have preferred them when they were proper thrash, to be honest with you." Spicer admits she didn't know enough about Tom or his condition when they started making the movie. But she says: "I've got quite a lot of shame for the way I treated Tom, and I think it needs to be talked about. "I'm not going to say I was completely rubbish but I think we can be very, very lazy with learning disabled people. Tom and I have a really good relationship now. It taught me to be a much better sister. "I think people with learning disability in their family are often pictured as martyrs or abusers. Actually it's a very complicated interplay between a lot of different people." Thanks for the report to ClassicRockMagazine.com.

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    Lightning_Ray
    Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: I got a mission for Lars... You have 3 months to try to play Dyer's Eve. Flawlessly.
    That's the plot for the next Mission Impossible right there, and I hate to be "that guy", but it's Dyers Eve.
    Lightning_Ray
    jonathanb2 wrote: I'd rather them finally play Frayed Ends :3
    I live with this constant, impossible dream that one day they'll play ...And Justice For All in its entirety.
    Lightning_Ray
    Now that I checked it, in GH: Metallica it's written as "Dyer's Eve" and as "Dyers Eve" on the album... Oh well, nevermind.
    UniformRecon
    I can understand that Lars is the only who's interested. After all, as Jim Martin said at their 30th anniversary, "Who the **** wants to be Lars?"
    J.R. Legrasse
    Lightning_Ray wrote: jonathanb2 wrote: I'd rather them finally play Frayed Ends :3 I live with this constant, impossible dream that one day they'll play ...And Justice For All in its entirety.
    Next year will be AJFA's 25th anniversary, so an opportune time. Even if they just play one gig for it, with all of the broken Justice statue staging and film it for a DVD release, that'd be sweet. But they may not be up to doing it - of all their classic '80s albums, they play virtually nothing from AFJA still except for "One" and maybe occasionally "Harvester Of Sorrow". The "Live Shit: Binge & Purge" concerts from the AFJA tour remain the best of their concert videos.
    metallimaiden90
    Why would the others be interested in a movie specifically about one of their bandmates? If they were young, I would imagine it would cause a lot of turmoil within the band because of the ego clashes but I guess they've just reached the stage where they couldn't care less.
    tmiam0720
    Am I the only one that is getting tired of seeing news about Metallica everyday that isn't even that important?
    jonathanb2
    Lightning_Ray wrote: Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: I got a mission for Lars... You have 3 months to try to play Dyer's Eve. Flawlessly. That's the plot for the next Mission Impossible right there, and I hate to be "that guy", but it's Dyers Eve.
    I'd rather them finally play Frayed Ends :3
    Lightning_Ray
    J.R. Legrasse wrote: Next year will be AJFA's 25th anniversary, so an opportune time. Even if they just play one gig for it, with all of the broken Justice statue staging and film it for a DVD release, that'd be sweet. But they may not be up to doing it - of all their classic '80s albums, they play virtually nothing from AFJA still except for "One" and maybe occasionally "Harvester Of Sorrow". The "Live Shit: Binge & Purge" concerts from the AFJA tour remain the best of their concert videos.
    That concert at Seattle in '89 is probably their best recorded concert! I thought about the 25th anniversary too, but I doubt they'll do anything because of what I've been reading. Quoting Kirk Hammet through Wikipedia so take it with a grain of salt:
    "Touring behind it, we realized that the general consensus was that songs were too f****ng long. One day after we played 'Justice' and got off the stage one of us said, 'we're never f****ng playing that song again.'Justice' was a bit much for me. I couldn't stand watching the front row start to yawn by the eight or ninth minute."
    FireReaverX
    J.R. Legrasse wrote: I'd rather them finally play Frayed Ends :3 I live with this constant, impossible dream that one day they'll play ...And Justice For All in its entirety. Next year will be AJFA's 25th anniversary, so an opportune time. Even if they just play one gig for it, with all of the broken Justice statue staging and film it for a DVD release, that'd be sweet. But they may not be up to doing it - of all their classic '80s albums, they play virtually nothing from AFJA still except for "One" and maybe occasionally "Harvester Of Sorrow".
    That's not really true. Just on this most recent tour, they've been playing "Blackened" and "The Shortest Straw" in addition to "One". It's only Load , Reload and St. Anger that get neglected these days. But yeah, I expect that they'll play that album in its entirety next year. Especially if they do the Orion festival again.
    nickfish
    Love how the epic Justice album has taken attention away from this bullshit documentary... you know what? today's music shall be Justice. Songs too long? I don't get that the crowd aren't going anywhere! If I had the choice between a 6 hour Metallica gig and a 2 hour gig of anyone else I'd pick metallica even if the alternative was One Direction and I got to kill them all 10 minutes in.
    brndnstffrd
    It seems like in todays ADHD affected world, people no longer like long songs and long concerts. I happen to like them and would love to go to a very long concert, and i would love every minute of it. There are too many bands out there that go out on stage for 40 minutes to an hour and then they are done, when they clearly have enough songs in the back catalog to play for a longer period of time. The way i see it, the longer the concert is, the better.
    ZeligtheAxMan
    I hope so! Btw, I'm pretty sure that Wikipedia quote is fairly accurate cuz I remember reading a similar line in a Guitar World issue about The Black Album 2-3 years ago...
    captainperoxide
    brndnstffrd wrote: It seems like in todays ADHD affected world, people no longer like long songs and long concerts. I happen to like them and would love to go to a very long concert, and i would love every minute of it. There are too many bands out there that go out on stage for 40 minutes to an hour and then they are done, when they clearly have enough songs in the back catalog to play for a longer period of time. The way i see it, the longer the concert is, the better.
    What headlining band is only doing an hour set?
    iljh
    ^ Believe it or not almost every headlining act plays for an hour. It is very rare to find bands like Metallica who play for 2 and half hours. And they still took the movie and showed it both days at the Orion Music Festival to a bunch of people who never would have heard of it so I hope they're not complaining.