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Movie: The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play ( 2012 )
"Let The Music Play" is the authorized story of The Doobie Brothers from their beginnings as a biker band in California in 1970, through their breakthrough with "Listen To The Music" in 1972, sustained success and line-up changes in the mid-seventies and their change of musical direction and further success following the arrival of Michael McDonald in 1976. Worn out by non-stop touring and internal disagreements the band broke up after a "farewell" concert in 1982. There were sporadic reunions in the eighties before the band reformed permanently in the early nineties and have continued touring and recording ever since. This new film features contributions from all the surviving key band members, their manager Bruce Cohn and long term producer Ted Templeman to tell the full story of the band's highs and lows through four decades of musical evolution.
Movie: Slipstream ( 1981 )
Concert footage recorded during Jethro Tull's 1980 tour of the album "A" interspersed with music videos and new stagings of older Tull tunes.
Movie: Nothing Is Easy: Jethro Tull Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ( 2005 )
The year is 2004 and Ian Anderson is reflecting on the night he performed with Jethro Tull at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
Movie: Dream Theater: Images and Words - Live in Tokyo ( 1993 )
Footage from Dream Theater's performance at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Japan on August 26, 1993, featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Movie: Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii ( 1972 )
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Mademoiselle nobbs (Seamus, but with Rick's dog on vocals). "Careful" and "Set the controls" are shot at night with minimal lighting, setting a beautiful mood. And the live Saucerful just has to be seen, with Waters jumping around in the sunlight banging the huge gong. The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as interviews with the band.
Movie: Pink Floyd: The Wall ( 1982 )
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Movie: Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - The Making of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' ( 2003 )
A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Movie: Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here ( 2012 )
"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album.
Movie: Roger Waters: The Wall ( 2015 )
Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters performs the band's critically acclaimed album The Wall in its entirety.
Movie: Roger Waters - Us + Them ( 2019 )
A look at Roger Waters' 2017-2018 concert tour.
Movie: David Bowie: Sound and Vision ( 2016 )
A BBC News tribute to David Bowie, broadcast on BBC One on the day his death was announced.
Movie: David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust ( 2012 )
Both a visual flashback and a telling of the life and birth of the alter ego that was David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.
Movie: David Bowie: Five Years ( 2013 )
A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.
Movie: David Bowie: Blackstar ( 2015 )
A surreal music video for David Bowie's single "Blackstar".
Movie: Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World ( 2016 )
Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.
Movie: David Bowie: The Last Five Years ( 2017 )
A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".
Movie: David Bowie: Finding Fame ( 2019 )
Documentary following five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators.
Movie: Stop Making Sense ( 1984 )
An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.
Movie: True Stories ( 1986 )
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Movie: David Byrne's American Utopia ( 2020 )
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.
Movie: Peter Green: 'Man of the World' ( 2009 )
The incredible story of the man who formed Fleetwood Mac.
Movie: Fleetwood Mac: The Dance ( 1997 )
The long-awaited reunion of the "Rumours" version of Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham) At this live MTV concert, they perform their greatest hits, and a few new songs. The classic songs performed on this special are: "Rhiannon", "Everywhere", "Dreams", "Don't Stop", and "Landslide"
Movie: Coldplay: Ghost Stories ( 2014 )
Coldplay performs their highly anticipated album, Ghost Stories, in concert.
Movie: We Are X ( 2016 )
X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80's with their melodic metal & flamboyant fashion. 20 years after their tragedy-fueled split, enigmatic leader Yoshiki battles physical & spiritual demons alongside Western prejudices in a final attempt to bring their music to the world.
Movie: The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities ( 2015 )
The story of how rock music helped to change Ireland. The 40-year-old story of Irish rock and pop music is grounded in the very different musical traditions of the two main cities of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin.
Movie: The Girls in the Band ( 2013 )
The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.
Movie: Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas ( 2013 )
Documentary celebrating some of the greatest female jazz singers of the 20th century, including what it took to be a jazz diva during a turbulent time in America's social history.
Movie: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool ( 2019 )
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music.
Movie: Syncopation ( 1942 )
Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII. A romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas ensues. Prior to the making of the film RKO held a contest for the readers of 'The Saturday Evening Post" to vote on the musicians to make up the All-American Dance Band featured in the film; the magazine's readers chose, in the above-the-title listing: Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Jack Jenney. Gene Krupa, Alvino Rey, Joe Venuti, and singer Connee Boswell.
Movie: Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall ( 2014 )
A history and tribute to British Jim Marshall's amplifiers, which since then became the standard of rock'n'roll amplifiers ever since.
Movie: Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay ( 2015 )
Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay traces the origins of Industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.
Movie: The Mentors: Kings of Sleaze Rockumentary ( 2017 )
How did three losers from Seattle shock, inspire, and offend masses worldwide? One of the most offensive bands to emerge from the 70's, the trio played a role in corrupting society and defending freedom of speech, culminating in a shocking conspiracy.
Movie: Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll ( 2014 )
Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll' examines and unravels Cambodia's tragic past, culminating in the genocidal Khmer Rouge's dismantling of the society and murder of two million of its citizens. Combining interviews of the surviving Cambodian musicians themselves (a total of 150 hours of interviews were filmed) with never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, this documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country.
Movie: John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken Live from The Chicago Theatre ( 2018 )
John Mellencamp provides a voice-over narrative of his life and career as he and his current band perform a concert from The Chicago Theatre.
Movie: Alice's Restaurant ( 1969 )
A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.
Movie: Sting: Live in Berlin ( 2010 )
Movie: SLC Punk! ( 1998 )
In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.
Movie: Woodstock ( 1970 )
The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.
Movie: Taking Woodstock ( 2009 )
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
Movie: Creating Woodstock ( 2019 )
For three days in August 1969, nearly a half-million young people descended upon Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York for the rock 'n' roll event that defined a generation. Mythologized for 50 years, the filmmakers set the record straight with "Creating Woodstock," the most comprehensive examination of how the festival came to be.
Movie: The Point ( 1971 )
A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.
Movie: Fandango at the Wall ( 2020 )
Fandango at the Wall follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O'Farrill to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico, where he meets and jams with the masters of son jarocho. Son jarocho is 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines African, Indigenous and Spanish traditions.
Movie: Carry the Tune ( 2014 )
Across the U.S., students embark on musical journeys toward personal fulfillment as schools and society push them into paths toward financial success and economic growth. Carry the Tune shows that leaving school does not require giving up one's musical passion.
Movie: Bird ( 1988 )
The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.
Movie: Janes Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual Alive at Twenty Five ( 2017 )
The Legendary Band, Jane's Addiction performs their 2X Platinum Alt-Rock Masterpiece Album in it's entirety, along with the bands biggest hits- igniting the stage at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, during the bands 2015/2016 Silver Spoon Anniversary Tour to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the bands Groundbreaking Album.
Movie: Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction - Live ( 2013 )
Megadeth celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary album Countdown To Extinction by performing the album from beginning to end at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on December 7th, 2012. Witness fans chanting every lyric while the mosh pit spirals out of control to metal anthems like "Symphony of Destruction," Sweating Bullets" and "Foreclosure of a Dream." Shot in stunning HD video with the heaviest 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio, the set is further emblazoned with six ear-shattering Megadeth classics like "Peace Sells," "Hangar 18" and "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due."
Movie: It's a Rockabilly World! ( 2016 )
Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950's. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion, this lifestyle gives creative people a place where they feel empowered. Rockabillies don't fit the mold of what American culture says is 'normal.' This scene makes invisible people visible. Simple as that. A Rockabilly's greatest fear is not being noticed.
Movie: Metallica Through the Never ( 2013 )
Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.
Movie: Metallica in Antarctica ( 2014 )
First concert to take place in the South Pole.
Movie: Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge ( 2017 )
A look at 50 years of the iconic magazine features interviews with and footage of journalists, photographers and performers who have graced its pages since it was launched by publisher Jann Wenner in 1967. In 2 parts.
Movie: Yellow Submarine ( 1968 )
Yellow Submarine is a movie starring Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Movie: We are the Best! ( 2013 )
Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Movie: Linkin Park: Live in Texas ( 2003 )
Multi-Platinum selling Artist Linkin Park perform live at the 2003 Summer Sanitarium Tour.
TV Show: The Comedy Store ( 2020 )
The Comedy Store chronicles the evolution of comedy from within the walls of the iconic L.A. club.
Movie: Max Richter's Sleep ( 2020 )
This is a film for these frenetic times; a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world. A study of the universal experience of sleep, that unites us all.
Movie: You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' ( 1995 )
Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA could issue a soundtrack album. Shenson signed Lester to direct, and they got the Beatles to agree to star. Shenson sent Owen to Dublin to spend time with the Fab Four; from this came a script built around their being prisoners of their own success. Phil Collins, himself an extra on A Hard Day's Night, hosts this examination of a seminal film: what was ad-libbed, why was it a hit, what was its influence on other movies, and how did it define the way the public viewed each Beatle for years to come?
Movie: Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts ( 2015 )
Ed Sheeran is making a huge career as a sing and songwriter. After the greatest hits over the past few years he has finally his own movie.
Movie: The United States of Hoodoo ( 2012 )
A road movie of the soul.
Movie: Gary Numan: Android in La La Land ( 2016 )
At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars" were huge hits, no one had heard, or seen, anyone like Gary Numan. The Asperger's syndrome that helped forge Numan's tunnel-like ambition, informing his music and image, also brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak, one paper suggested his parents should have been doctored for giving birth to him. Depression, anxiety, near bankruptcy and a long period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, Gemma, who helped him rediscover his passion for music.
Movie: Jaco ( 2016 )
'JACO' tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who changed the course of modern music. Never-before-seen archive unveils the story of Jaco's life, his music, his demise, and the lasting victory of artistic genius. Directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand and produced by Metallica bassist, and Pastorius fan Robert Trujillo.
Movie: Cilla: The Lost Tapes ( 2020 )
An intimate portrayal of the late British vocalist and TV star, Cilla Black, featuring never-before-seen footage from her family's home video archive.
Movie: The Concert in Central Park ( 1982 )
The long-awaited reunion concert of the renowned pop music duo, more than a decade after their separation as musical performers.
Movie: The Doors ( 1991 )
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Movie: Kurt & Courtney ( 1998 )
A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.
Movie: Jimi Hendrix: The Last 24 Hours ( 2004 )
The last 24 hours in the life of the Jimi Hendrix is reconstructed.
Movie: Kiss: X-treme Close-Up ( 1992 )
An in-depth interview with Gene, Paul, Bruce & Eric. X-Treme close you takes you from the very beginnings of Kiss up to the early 90s. Interviewed by Jay Leno and featuring music videos through out.
Movie: Holding These Moments ( 2020 )
A documentary about the band Bane and their final shows.
Movie: The El Duce Tapes ( 2020 )
Between appearing in supporting roles in General Hospital and local TV commercials, Ryan Sexton spent the early 90s documenting the life and art of El Duce, lead singer of the notorious shock rock band The Mentors. Famous for taking the stage in black executioner hoods, the band spent a few moments in the national spotlight after some of their most offensive lyrics were denounced on the floor of the US Senate. 25 years later, David Lawrence and Rodney Ascher dive into the long unseen VHS footage searching for clues about who El Duce really was, how much of his disturbing persona was for real, and what an act built around a cartoonish sense of violent misogyny can tell us about our own time and place.
Movie: Wattstax ( 1973 )
Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.
Movie: When Bob Marley Came to Britain ( 2020 )
Examining Bob Marley's special relationship with Britain and how he inspired a generation of Black British youth.
TV Show: A Year in Music ( 2019 )
With a diverse set of hosts from all facets of music and pop culture, A Year in Music examines each year from a unique perspective. Not only does A Year in Music dive into the year's biggest band albums, breakups and breakthroughs, but also the political and social relevance of the time. Each episode puts the year's relevance in a bigger context of its overall effect on music.
Movie: Wayne's World ( 1992 )
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
Movie: I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney ( 2012 )
This documentary tells the story of Mudhoney from their very beginnings, to following them on their recent world tour and everything in between. Complete with testimonials from friends, music industry veterans and musicians such as Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Mudhoney themselves. This is the true story of the founding fathers of Grunge.
Movie: The Way They Were: Punk and the New Wave 1976-1978 ( 1986 )
A compilation of performances by bands taken from his previous TV shows in the late 70's, such as "So It Goes", hosted by Tony Wilson.
Movie: Lemmy ( 2010 )
A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.
Movie: Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story ( 2001 )
A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
Movie: Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place ( 2011 )
A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.
Movie: Gone with the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd ( 2015 )
When Lynyrd Skynyrd emerged onto the world stage in 1973, it was the result of a collective determination; the group had struggled and fought to gain real recognition ever since their formation eight years before. And although they were initially identified, both in the music industry and in the media, as just another act in the then booming Southern Rock movement, it became quickly apparent that not only were Skynyrd a distinctly individual collective, but also they had the potential to become one of the finest rock bands in history. Led by the headstrong and domineering Ronnie Van Zant, a tough, blue collar brawler with a powerful stage presence, distinctive vocals and gritty, honest lyrics, his energy and vision propelled the group until its tragic end in 1977. This films tells the story of the rise and fall of a remarkable band.
Movie: Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb ( 2018 )
Intimate portrait of rock icon Steven Tyler performing his first ever solo material as he searches for personal and creative fulfillment.
Movie: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song ( 2007 )
Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.
Movie: Blaze ( 2018 )
A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Movie: Ronnie's ( 2020 )
The story of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
Movie: Rhythm and Blues Revue ( 1955 )
Extravaganza with lots of music legends from the 50s.
Movie: Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz ( 1988 )
Guns N' Roses performs live at the Ritz in New York, NY on February 2nd 1988.
Movie: Footloose ( 1984 )
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Movie: Clockwork Orange County ( 2012 )
A Documentary about the rise of west coast punk rock in the 1970s featuring concert clips from Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and more.
Movie: Frank Zappa ( 1971 )
Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA's Lunatic Fringe.
Movie: XTC: This Is Pop ( 2017 )
A brand new film on one of Britain's best-loved and most influential bands of modern times, XTC. Emerging from the late 1970s punk and new wave explosion, XTC amassed a devoted following with hit singles Making Plans For Nigel, Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me), Senses Working Overtime, Dear God and Mayor Of Simpleton. A colourful and vibrant journey into the world of XTC and their alter-ego band, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, the film includes newly filmed interviews with Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory and Terry Chambers. Through a mixture of animation, archive and specially-shot sequences, the film opens up the world of XTC and into the brilliant minds of principle songwriters, Messrs Partridge and Moulding.
Movie: 808 ( 2015 )
808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever... by accident. It's the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world's top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it's sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.
Movie: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ( 2008 )
A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Movie: The Doors ( 1968 )
Concert by The Doors, performing in Denmark.
Movie: The Doors: The Doors Are Open ( 1968 )
A British TV documentary that originally aired in 1968. The Doors are Open focuses on the bands performance at London's Roundhouse with rare backstage footage and interviews.
Movie: The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl ( 1987 )
A 1968 concert given by the rock group The Doors at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.
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