Category “Music”

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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Nicki Minaj: My Time Again

This 40 minute MTV special is all about Nicki Minaj, and gives you an insight into her everyday life, from the effort that goes into filming her music videos and preforming live, to the rehearsals in preparation for preforming at the VMA's. The film also follows Nicki as she visits her hometown, Southside Jamaica, Queens and recounts memories of what it was like to grow up in a one-room basement apartment with her family, including the pain still felt from her father burning down the family...

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Diplo: F10RIDA

The artist known as Diplo who is at this stage very well known for his club hits and experimental sound, has released this documentary which coincided with the release of his latest album "F10RIDA". If you don't already know of Diplo one such example of his work is the track he produced for M.I.A, "Paper Planes" back in 2008 which got to number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. F10RIDA itself is more like a homage to his breakout album "Florida" which was originally released in 2004. In this film however we learn a bit about the artist and the influences that helped shape his...

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A Night At The Garden

New York City is the epicenter of the Hip-Hop world, before Hip-Hip became big business it was a uniting force, at it's inception Hip-Hip was not all about making a profit or getting your product sold but more about expression and a way of life which empowered those who embraced it. Hip-Hip originated in the Bronx in the 1970's, giving birth to it's golden era, the "Boom Bap" but this documentary by self taught filmmaker Connie Chavez sets about discovering what Hip-Hop has evolved into, question the politics involved and the industries methods of enslaving artists. Chavez meets...

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