A music movie worth watching: Sound of Metal

What if your whole life was music and you suddenly went deaf? How would you deal with it? That’s the premise of Sound of Metal, which follows an alt-rock drummer named Ruben Stone who quite suddenly finds himself unable to hear anything. (The “metal” reference in the title has nothing to do with music. You’ll get it once you see the movie.)

The film isn’t mawkish or melodramatic. In fact, it’s a brilliant and moving look at what it means to be deaf. It also serves as a serious reminder what could happen if you don’t protect your ears. Remember: one in ten Canadians are impacted by hearing loss.

Great movie. It’s available now on some VOD services now and will appear on Apple/iTunes tomorrow (December 11).

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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