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Music documentaries

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

  This feature-length documentary directed by Hannah Lux Davis is about the life of American singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato. As the film's title “Simply Complicated” suggests it follows her not so simple life in the public eye and living life as a regul[...]

Foo Fighters Back And Forth

Foo Fighters Back And Forth, a documentary about the swift rise to fame of Nirvana in the late 80’s, its demise and the rise of the Foo Fighters fronted by Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl. Nirvana was a band that formed in Washington, United States in 1987 by Kurt Cobain. After going throug[...]

Woodstock

  A documentary which gives a full chronicle of the highly legends Woodstock music festival in 1969. In the film, there are many famous acts including the late Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, The Who, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Sly and the Family Stone and more.  Director Michael Wadleigh g[...]

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 documentary film created by Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul about 2 African friends who embark on a journey to find out what happened to their favorite musician, the mysterious 70’s rocker Rodriguez. Rodriguez (b 1942) was a folk singer durin[...]

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

When Flea, Anthony and Slovak formed the Red Hot Chill Peppers back in 1983 I don't think they could possibly have imagined how successful they were really going to be. The Los Angels bands music has touched people in every corner of the global and the band members themselves have gone thro[...]

Samsara

  Samsara is a documentary that explores the world through images to discover the connection between humanity and nature. The film was shot in 25 different countries over 5 years to deliver a powerful and unique insight into natural wonders, disaster zones and sacred places around the world.[...]

The Doors: When Youre Strange

  A documentary about the American rock band The Doors constructed in chronological order. The Doors formed in Los Angeles in 1965 and went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time and gained a cult following that is very much alive today. In the film, we see[...]

Joy Division

Music Presenter Grant Gee 2007
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A documentary about the famous English Post-punk rock band Joy Division, who formed in Salford in 1976. The film explores how the band got together and what influenced them to make some of the most influential songs in English rock history against the backdrop of industrial 70&rs[...]

Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall

The story of the Marshall amplification company which was founded in London in 1962, more than 50 years ago today by “lord of the loud” Jim Marshall.    The original prototype for the Marshall amp was created in Jim’s drum shop and was revolutionary despite it being[...]

When Albums Ruled the World

When Albums Ruled the World documentary. The invention of the long playing record in the mid 1960’s paved the way for popular music in the future. This was the first time history that you could escape the confinement of a mere three minuets of recording, which would only be one averaged sized[...]

The Most Dangerous Band In The World: The Story of Guns N roses

Guns n Roses documentary. Since the world famous band has now reformed and started playing as their (almost) original line-up (vocalist Axl Rose, Slash, guitarists Tracii Guns and Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler) after nearly twenty years it’s a good idea to look b[...]

Tool: Vicarious

BiographyMusic Presenter Tool 2007
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A Tool documentary. Tool: Vicarious is a 2007 documentary film about the America rock band tool who formed in Los Angeles in 1990. The band consists of four members, drummer Danny Carey, Adam jones (guitarist), Maynard James Keenan (guitarist) and Justin Chancellor who is the front man and vocalist.[...]

Anvil: The Story of Anvil

You’ve almost certainly never heard of Anvil, and yet they are known as one of the most influential metal bands of their generation, without ever gaining commercial success. Dubbed the “demi-gods of Canadian metal”, Anvil have gained a cult following since they formed in[...]

Johnny Cash: American Rebel

A documentary about the life and persona of Johnny Cash, one of Country musics most famous musicians. To tell the story the film uses a lot of archive footage as well as historical interviews with some of the people who knew Cash the most; Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Rick Rubin and fami[...]