‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two decades playing bass and writing songs for a host of bands that were well ahead of their time — rubbing elbows with The Band, Neil… Continue reading ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland at AIR Studios Montserrat © Danny Quatrochi for Under the Volcano

Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in your fifties and have already done it all? World War II veteran and music producer Sir George Martin had such a hugely successful career signing,… Continue reading ‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary with “Live Forever” Footage (Doc in Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)

A new documentary chronicling the larger-than-life performances from Britpop kings Oasis at Knebworth in 1996 will premiere in theaters coming up on Sept. 23. A momentous live experience from Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and their band mates, it’s the quintessential live performance from the band during its heyday. To preview the documentary — and corresponding… Continue reading Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary with “Live Forever” Footage (Doc in Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)

Preview ‘The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes,’ Out 10/15 (w/ Soundtrack Album)

On Oct. 15, a new documentary film chronicling the career and legacy of The Velvet Underground will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+. Titled The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes, the anticipated film can be previewed below: The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its… Continue reading Preview ‘The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes,’ Out 10/15 (w/ Soundtrack Album)

‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Theatrical Tickets Available Now; Live Album/Blu-Ray Announced (Out 11/19)

Britpop icons Oasis recently detailed Oasis Knebworth 1996, a documentary film telling the story of the group’s concerts on Aug. 10-11, 1996, at the massive outdoor venue in Hertfordshire, England. The film is scheduled to screen in theaters across the world on Thursday, Sept. 23. Today, Aug. 10, tickets officially went on sale for the… Continue reading ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Theatrical Tickets Available Now; Live Album/Blu-Ray Announced (Out 11/19)

Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and scenes are burned in our memories, even years after the original event. Considering Woodstock ’99 calls to mind a few specific ones: A billion (give or take) bands and musical artists playing a gigantic festival in the burning summer sun, $4 waters, unfettered chaos, and blazing… Continue reading Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who is the official, definitive look at the legendary English band‘s influence and history. Featuring interviews with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend looking back on their many incredible moments and career highlights, the doc was originally released in 2007 to strong acclaim. The documentary is now available to stream… Continue reading Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film

Oasis Details ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Documentary, Chronicling Epic U.K. Gigs (In Cinemas 9/23)

On Tuesday, Oasis dropped some major news — no, not that reunion that everyone’s been anticipating for years, that’s still a ways off (if it ever does actually happen). The news, though, is pretty significant given the scope of the Britpop band‘s iconic career: Oasis Knebworth 1996, a documentary film telling the story of the… Continue reading Oasis Details ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Documentary, Chronicling Epic U.K. Gigs (In Cinemas 9/23)

Watch Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Talk Beatles in the Trailer for Hulu’s ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ Docu-Series (Out 7/16)

On July 16, Hulu will premiere its six-part documentary series, McCartney 3, 2, 1, which from all accounts looks pretty great. It features Sir Paul McCartney and renowned producer Rick Rubin listening to Beatles tunes, Sir Paul annotating many of them with stories, anecdotes and tales from his times with the biggest band ever. Here’s… Continue reading Watch Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Talk Beatles in the Trailer for Hulu’s ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ Docu-Series (Out 7/16)

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving

The Beatles: Get Back (Photo: ©1969 Paul McCartney/Photographer: Linda McCartney)

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate run time of two hours. The official announcement notes that such a decision was made in hopes of best presenting the “wealth of tremendous footage… Continue reading Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving