Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Every time I watch a special on VH-1 about a band, almost every time you hear the term "tortured soul" or "personal demons" to describe the song writer(s).
I know an experienced producer, and one day he told every singer he's worked with either comes from a messed up back ground (inspiration) or is just so level headed they can let the music flow. In his opinion, there is no middle ground.
The thead about Joe Morello is a good contrast. He died at 82, giving us decades of great work and inspiration, in contrast to someone who dies of a drug overdose in their 20s or 30. Part of me laughs at the stupidity of it. Yet not many film makers seem interested in stories about people who live productive, stable lives.