Heavy Metal Goes Oprah

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Imagine a famous writer standing before a small crowd and saying: “My name is Ernest Hemingway, and I’m an alcoholic.”

Of course, talk therapy wasn’t Hemingway’s choice — he stuck with the bottle — but it seems to be working for some of today’s artists. Instead of saving their rage for the page or the performance, many are moving to the couch. Even the head banging, guitar slamming guys of Metallica decided they needed to get in touch with their inner selves — so they hired a shrink. Then they let the cameras in.


Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger, directors of the film “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”

Phil Towle, performance enhancement coach.