Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) Documentary “The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself” To Be Released In August

A new Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) documentary called “The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself” is set to be released on August 28. You can pre-order the effort on Blu-ray and DVD via Amazon and digitally via iTunes.

The following description was offered in a press release:

“Steve Austin, whose noise-laden, experimental and fiercely aggressive musical output over two decades has served as testimony, touched hearts and myriad troubled lives. Not many people can say they have so fully dedicated themselves to what they love and believe as Steve Austin has. To many, he defines the word “legend.”

The loose but subdued methodical subtlety of the movie stands in sharp contrast to an artist known in the worldwide underground of extreme music for abrasive, loud, chaotic spectacle and neo-violent imagery through a slow, brooding and emotional ninety-three minutes that covers a year of conversations and ride-a-longs with the casual aesthetic of natural conversation supported by raw grainy fan shot footage, old pictures, personal home videos, career spanning amulets, in a self-examination of the psyche of a modern-day “madman” and “master.”

Ride along as Austin‘s first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. How one near-death experience led him to connect with the love of his life and begin the transition, fulfilling his destiny as a loving family man while completing his mission to bring relief his followers, and overcome being the man who loves to hurt himself.

The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself is not your typical music documentary, but rather a film that focuses on the story of the artist himself, and what it means to express yourself on an existential level no matter what the cost.”

[via The PRP]

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Releases “Play” Mini-Documentary And Song

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has officially released his two-part mini-documentary and song “Play.” The feature was directed by Grohl with some help from “Sound City” and “Sonic Highways” collaborator Mark Monroe. The first part focuses on Grohl’s love of playing music and the process and challenges that went into performing and filming his new 23-minute song, while the second part shows him playing the epic track with seven different instruments live in the studio one by one. The documentary was filmed in black and white by Brandon Trost and fans can check it out below or view it as part of an interactive experience that allows them to watch everything as is, focus on one particular instrument, and download the sheet music. The online version also includes a list of organizations where time, money, and instruments can be donated to help give people a chance to play live music. Aside from all this, the film also showcases young musicians from the Join the Band music school in the San Fernando Valley.

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” To Be Released In Theaters & On Demand In September

The new Joan Jett documentary “Bad Reputation,” which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. The film was directed by Kevin Kerslake and it offers “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”

Here’s an official synopsis:

“Joan Jett is so much more than ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends THE RUNAWAYS, influencing many musicians — both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands — with her no-bullshit style.

“‘Bad Reputation’ gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl To Launch “Play” Mini-Documentary Featuring His New 23-Minute Song

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has announced that he will be releasing a two-part mini-documentary called “Play” on August 10. That feature was directed by Grohl with some help from “Sound City” and “Sonic Highways” collaborator Mark Monroe. The first part will focus on Grohl’s love of playing music and the process and challenges that went into performing and filming his new 23-minute song. The second part will show him playing the epic track with seven different instruments live in the studio one by one.

The documentary was filmed in black and white by Brandon Trost and fans will be able to participate in an interactive option that will allow them to watch everything as is, focus on one particular instrument, and download the sheet music. The online version will also feature a list of organizations where time, money, and instruments can be donated to help give people a chance to play live music.

Aside from all this, the film also showcases young musicians from the Join the Band music school in the San Fernando Valley. Grohl commented:

“Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening. When I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out … it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”

You can pre-order the song digitally and on vinyl HERE.

Otep Shares “Kult 45” Documentary, Releases New Song “Molotov”

Otep has shared a documentary on her new album “Kult 45” (out July 27). You can check that out below. In other news, she has also released a new song called “Molotov.” You can get that in digital outlets now.