Sam Dunn’s Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is a fanboy’s/girl’s dream come true.
An inside look at the Rodney Dangerfield of music, metal finally gets some respect in Dunn’s throughly entertaining and well-researched 2005 documentary.
In addition to being a hardcore metal head, Dunn has a degree in anthropology, so he not only brings a fan’s enthusiasm to the mix, he brings a scholar’s insight to a genre of rock that is often shunted-off as being music for dummies. Dunn sees more in the metal than just heavy thunder as he explores the social, sexual and religious aspects of the music’s culture. And as serious as that sounds, the movie manages to be smart without being plodding or pretentious.
Featuring interviews with Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister, Dee Snider, Tom Araya, Pamela Des Barres, Donna Gaines, Chuck Klosterman, John Kay, Geddy Lee, Vince Neil, Rob Zombie.
This is some good shit!