‘IF THESE WALLS COULD SING’ – Documentary About The Iconic ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS Next Month

15 November 2022

Directed by Paul McCartney’s daughter MARY McCARTNEY a new documentary, named
IF THESE WALLS COULD SING
about the iconic Abbey Road Studios premieres on Disney+ on December 16 and includes interviews with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Elton John, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher, Roger Waters, Celeste and George Lucas (whose Star Wars soundtracks were partly recorded at Abbey Road).

Here’s the glorious trailer

DISNEY+: Website

NEIL YOUNG – HARVEST Documentary Next Month In Cinemas Worldwide On 1 December

10 November 2022

A new documentary movie about NEIL YOUNG’s classic LP HARVEST
is ready to screen and celebrates its 50th anniversary (released on
1 February 1972).

Created between January and September 1971, the docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London
for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where
the then 20-something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album.

The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from the album including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs A Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”.

It’s set to be screened in cinemas on December 1
worldwide, with select encores on December 4.

Neil Young about the album: “This is a big album for me. 50 years ago, I was 24, maybe 23, and this album made a big difference in my life. I played with some great friends and it’s really cool that this album has lasted so long. I had a great time and now, when I listen to it, I think I was really just lucky to be there.”

NEIL YOUNG: Website

KNEBWORTH 2022 – Documentary Based Around LIAM GALLAGHER’s Two Biblical Concerts Last June Comes Next Month

17 October 2022

Our kid played two massives concerts last summer – 3 & 4 June – at the legendary green
fields of the Knebworth House of Knebworth in Hertfordshire, England where many megastars such as The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Status Quo, Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and more performed in front of audiences circa 100.000 and more.

Liam Gallagher: “I’m still in shock that I got to play Knebworth 2 nights, 26 years after I played it with Oasis. I’m still trying to get my head around it. To have played to multiple generations at the same venue so many years apart was beyond Biblical. I’m so glad that we documented it. Knebworth for me was and always will be a celebration of the fans as well as the music. Enjoy the film and let’s do it again in another 26 years.”

A new documentary based around the huge shows named KNEBWORTH 2022,
will come to select UK cinemas for a limited time from November 17 on, with a
full streaming release on Paramount+ later this year. More info here.

Expect something like this…

LIAM GALLAGHER: Website – Instagram

DINOSAUR JR. Eternalized In Documentary ‘FREAKSCENE’

Watch this

2 June 2022

An homage documentary to grungy slacker rockers DINOSAUR JR. featuring original
members J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums) goes on screen in the USA.

J Macsic in the docu: “I don’t know where people get this idea that it’s supposed to be fun or something to play music,” J Mascis says in his signature hyper-relaxed drawl, near the beginning of the new documentary Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. “That seems to hinder a lot of people: ‘Well it’s not fun, why should I do it?’ That never occurred to us that it’s supposed to be fun. It’s just, music was really important and we wanted to do it.”

Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. already played in European cinemas,
but will be screened for the first time in American theatres. All dates below.

The trailer

Screen dates USA

Watch Trailer For Upcoming DAVID BOWIE Documentary ‘MOONAGE DAYDREAM’

27 May 2022

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a new documentary that illuminates the life and genius of DAVID BOWIE. It shows how he worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre. The film reveals the celebrated icon through his own voice and features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The docu is written, directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti also worked on the film.

Director Morgan recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack while working on
the documentary: “Just as I started working on this film, I suffered a massive heart attack.
I flatlined for three minutes and was in a coma. My life was out of control, and I was entirely work obsessed. I put all my ego into my work and I’m the father of three kids. When you have
an experience like that, you think, what’s been the message of my life? Work hard and die in your 40s?”

The documentary’s title references David Bowie’s eponymous song Moonage Daydream his masterly 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which introduced the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.

The film will premiere in Cannes in July.
Theatre screenings will follow and in
2023 HBO will broadcast it.

Here’s the brand new trailer

DAVID BOWIE: Website

New DAVID BOWIE Documentary ‘MOONAGE DAYDREAM’ Premieres In Cannes In July

20 April 2022

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a new documentary that illuminates the life and genius of DAVID BOWIE. It shows how he worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre. The film reveals the celebrated icon through his own voice and features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The docu is written, directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti also worked on the film.

The documentary’s title references David Bowie’s eponymous song Moonage Daydream his masterly 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which introduced the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.

The film will premiere in Cannes in July.
Theatre screenings will follow and in
2023 HBO will broadcast it.

Here’s an iconic live version
of ‘Moonage Daydream’…

DAVID BOWIE: Website

Bristol IDLES On Screen – Documentary ‘DON’T GO GENTLE’ Traces Origin Of The Band

Popcorn time

8 February 2022

Last year an IDLES documentary hit screens all over Europe.

DON’T GO GENTLE: A FILM ABOUT IDLES is a docu about finding strength in
vulnerability. It journeys through IDLES determination, friendship, and adversity
as they fight for a place in a divided socio-political environment, unexpectedly
inspiring and unifying an international community along the way.

BBC Film said: “Entertaining & thought-provoking study of modern manhood!
NME said: “Touching proof that bands can still change your life.”

The film has now been added to The Coda Collection, A video channel
screening hundreds of concerts, documentaries, and episodic series in
music. More info here. The film is also available on DVD.

The trailer

CRAWLER
The newest album (one of the best of 2021)

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IDELS: Facebook

‘ON RESISTANCE STREET’ – Documentary Featuring THE CLASH About The Cultural Wars In Great-Britain Then And Now

19 December 2021

ON RESISTANCE STREET is a 90-minute documentary, in production now.

It is a powerful, no-holds-barred portrait of the contemporary cultural zeitgeist,
featuring contributions from many renowned artists musicians, writers, filmmakers
and activists. The release is planned for Summer 2022.

It examines the socio-political legacy and impact of The Clash and other artists, upon
a whole generation of young people in the late 1970s and how all that manifested into
a collective stance against racism and prejudice.

In reflecting on the societal stances of such artists, it then establishes how right-wing politicians and commentators have now attempted to blatantly appropriate The Clash
and other radical artists, for their own political ends.

The film features vintage footage, original photography shot on location in Britain,
Ireland
and America and innovative dramatised scenes, portraying key moments in
the storyline. An original soundtrack of contemporary protest songs by affiliated
bands and artists will also be released as a CD-DVD album.

Here’s the high-voltage trailer

THE CLASH: Website

Watch The Prize-Winning TOM PETTY Documentary

19 November 2021

A new documentary of the late great TOM PETTY making/recording his critically
acclaimed WILDFLOWERS album opened in cinemas around the world last month.

Petty recorded the LP without his usual backing band The Heartbreakers in 1993/1994
and co-produced it with expert Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell (former member of The Heartbreakers). The docu is based around a collection of 16mm archives that weren’t discovered until last year.

The film titled Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free – The Making of Wildflowers premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in March before winning the festival’s coveted Audience Award as well as the prize for Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film
Festival
a few months later.

You can watch the full documentary now on YouTube.

Roll the tape here…

Wildflowers in full on Spotify…

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Tom Petty passed away in 2017, only 66, following an accidental drug overdose

Watch Trailer For BRIAN WILSON Documentary ‘LONG PROMISED ROAD’

27 October 2021

The new documentary about Beach Boys‘ genius BRIAN WILSON
titled LONG PROMISED ROAD follows the Californian legend on
an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces
with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine.

The docu features a new song written and performed by Wilson and
interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim
James, Gustavo Dudamel
and Al Jardine.

Long Promised Road plays in theaters
from 19 November on. More info here.

Watch the good vibrations trailer…

BRIAN WILSON: Facebook