Category “Music”

WU: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan

Back in the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island, NY, and took the hip-hop scene by storm. Their legacy spanned over a decade, and they sold more than 20 million albums. Their talents brought them success and their music made them legends. This is their story, a tale filled with inspiration and hardship, told by acclaimed director Gerald "Gee-Bee" Barclay who himself is from Staten Island. Having grown up with the Wu-Tang Clan Barclay got his first break in film making by directing some of the Clan's early...

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The Story of AC/DC: Dirty Deeds

They came with one intention to bring straightforward, no-nonsense rock and roll music to the masses. With grit and determination they rose from a small rock scene in Austrailia to become one of the most successful acts in the world. Their 1980 record, Back in Black is the second best selling album of all time and to date they have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide with nearly 40 years in the music business they are arguably the greatest rock and roll band the world has ever seen, they are the one and only...

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The Joy of the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees, their more than a flourish of stilettos, their not just teeth, tans and tight trousers. There is so much more to the Bee Gees than just Saturday Night Fever and office parties. Look beyond the white seats and satin, the Bee Gees are pop royalty. Back in the 60's they were pop balladeers and heartbreakers. This BBC film investigates if the Bee Gees are simply a guilty pleasure or genius, misfits or mavericks, investigating how the band were iconoclasts and outsiders, brothers in the family business, who worked best when together but who grew up and played out their fraternal...

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Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules

Released back in 2004 this film sees FLEETWOOD MAC reunite for the first time in over fifteen years in order to record a new studio album. We follow them as they set about writing and recording the album "Say You Will". With cameras on them from the very first moment Stevie Nicks walks into the studio right up until the opening night of their showcase tour, we are given a great insight into their world and the creative process undertaken by each member of the legendary...

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Slipknot: Hellbound

In sixteen years they have been one of the more controversial bands in metal, they faced death without self destructing and now they have returned to the UK. Slipknot are back and in this short documentary, Daniel P Carter from the Rock Show on BBC Radio One gets the opportunity to unmask and interview one of the most prolific and brutal metal bands out there. Gaining exclusive access to the band backstage after their final gig, the first tour they completed in the UK in six year he speaks with Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan and Jim Root about how it feels to be back touring after the death of...

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Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story

The folks over at Complex magazine recently got an opportunity to sit down with Eminem and his entourage, which included Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Royce Da 5’9 in order to discuss the rise of one of the most notorious labels from the naughties. The film itself which is just over half an hour long was commissioned to mark the 15th anniversary of Shady Records and gives great insight into how those mentioned above made it big and the labels future. Complex themselves stated that even though the album Shady XV, which was a double disk was released to mark the anniversary, it...

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The Joy of Mozart

Mozart, other worldly genius, childlike naif, divine gift from god, serene marble bust of transcendent perfection all of it is the stuff of myth and legend and in this film, Tom Service dives right into the life of Mozart in an attempt to try and rediscover the greatness and humanity of the living man in his moment. Mozart was a human being just like you and me except he could express the pain and pleasure, the joy and darkness of being human more completely and more humanly than any other composer. His music isn't merely perfect or beautiful, or genius, it's visceral,...

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Kraftwerk: Pop Art

In the late 60's and early 70's when Kraftwerk were striving to find a new artistic voice in the pop culture vacuum of post war Germany, few would have predicted that these reclusive Rhineland experimentalists would become one of the most influential pop groups of all time but that is exactly what happened. Painting on a refreshingly blank canvas they created emotional electronic music that fused commercial pop with the avant-garde, an industrial folk music with global appeal, that predicted what music would sound like and the world would look like in the digital age. Kraftwerk's influence...

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David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust

40 years ago in millions of living rooms located across the United Kingdom a strange being, not of this world was beamed onto television screens, with bright red hair and a multicoloured spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation but for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation it would change their lives forever. This strange being was with us for only a year but his impact would be felt for generations to come, music on planet Earth would never be the same again. This is the story of Ziggy...

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