Metallica Bassist Financing Documentary Film

Bobby T

USA Today is covering Metallica for some reason.

They’re claiming bassist Robert Trujillo is financing a movie about late Grammy-winning jazz bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius.

The film is tentatively titled “Jaco,” and the documentary is being directed by Stephen Kijak, who helmed 2010′s “Stones In Exile,” the 2010 film about the recording of the 1972 The Rolling Stones album Exile On Main St.

Maybe think of a different title. People may mistakenly think that it’s a doc on Michael Jackson.

“Jaco was my hero growing up,” Trujillo tells USA Today. “Hearing him was like hearing Eddie Van Halen doing ‘Eruption’ for the first time: You thought, ‘What instrument is that?’ I loved jazz fusion and branched out from there. But Jaco had an edge that far exceeded his jazz persona. He was funk, he was rock, he was soul. And his whole attitude was punk.”

Trujillo says the “film for me is from the heart.”

Pastorius was bipolar and wrestled with substance abuse his entire life; he died in 1987 at age of 35, following a fierce beating he took during an violent altercation at a Fort Lauderdale bar.

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