Queensrÿche Share Behind The Scenes Studio Footage From The Making Of “The Verdict”

Queensrÿche have shared some behind the scenes studio footage from the making of their latest album “The Verdict.” You can check that out below:

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ZZ Top Documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” To Premiere Next Month

ZZ Top have announced that their “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” documentary will receive its worldwide premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA on August 13. Further screenings will follow to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour. Among them are an August 23 screening at Cineplex Cinemas across Canada and a September 1 screening at Event Cinemas across Australia. You can find a trailer and a description of the film below:

Description:

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band” runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio. In the end, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t.

Rare 1999 Ozzfest Documentary Surfaces Online

A rare 1999 Ozzfest documentary, called “We Sold Our Souls for Rock ’n Roll,” recently surfaced online and is available to view below. The film, which was directed by Penelope Spheeris, received some limited screenings in 2001, but it never received a wide release.

[via MetalSucks]

“Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story” To Be Screened At Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

The new thrash metal documentary “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story” will be screened at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the country this August and September. The Adam Dubin directed film was narrated by Brian Posehn and it features interviews with members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, etc.

Screenings:

08/02-4 Santa Ana, CA @ The Frida Theater
08/06 Yonkers, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse – 7:00 p.m.
08/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Alamo Drafthouse
08/16 Erie, PA @ Erie Movie House
08/21 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA – 7:30 p.m.
08/22 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA – 7:30 p.m.
08/29 Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
08/29 Boston, MA @ The Regent – 7:30 p.m.
08/30 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
09/08 Raleigh, NC @ Alamo Drafthouse – 7:00 p.m.
09/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse – 7:00 p.m.
09/10 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Park North
09/12 Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse – 7:30 p.m.
09/12 San Francisco, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse
09/16 Littleton, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse
09/19 Athens, GR @ Athens Intl. Film Festival

Select screenings will include a Q&A session with Dubin, who had the following to say:

“Alamo Drafthouse is my favorite movie theater and I’m honored to have ‘Murder In The Front Row’ at Alamo theaters nationwide. If ever there was a movie that goes with a beer, it’s ‘Murder In The Front Row’!”

Filming Has Started For Upcoming Ronnie James Dio Documentary

Wendy Dio, wife and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, has confirmed that filming has already started for the documentary on her late husband. The film will cover the legendary singer’s career from Elf to Heaven & Hell.

Wendy told The Metal Voice the following:

“We just started shooting. We did interviews last week — a few with me, with some technical people, with Geezer Butler [of BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL] — and we will continue that in between the [‘Dio Returns’ hologram] tour, we’ll continue on with that. And then, hopefully, that should be out by next year — probably latter part of next year.

We started with Geezer Butler, who’s obviously Ronnie’s best friend from BLACK SABBATH. And I think we’ll probably do some of the [DIO] band while we are on tour. And other people — all the people close to Ronnie, people that played with Ronnie or were influenced by Ronnie and also his childhood years and going all the way through his time with ELF, with RAINBOW, with BLACK SABBATH. And I have so much footage — stuff that people have never seen. I’ve got some Super 8 stuff. I found a whole huge box of stuff — stuff from his childhood, stuff from the RAINBOW days, behind-the-scenes stuff. I’m getting it now transferred, so that we can actually view it.

A lot of these Super 8s were at Ronnie’s parents’ house, and when they passed away, Ronnie and I went there and took a bunch of stuff — we found a bunch of Super 8s — but we haven’t looked at them yet, so we don’t know what’s on them. Hopefully some surprises… I also found a whole bunch of tapes. Ronnie would always demo his songs in his own studio, and we had all these tapes which I had no idea what they were, but Ronnie’s engineer, Wyn Davis, who he always worked with, was over at the house and he looked at me and said, ‘Wendy, this is a goldmine.’ This is demo stuff. This is stuff that probably was never heard before, or it’s the beginnings of songs, it’s songs that haven’t been finished, or have been finished, or were cast aside. He said, ‘This is a treasure trove.’ So we will go through those and hopefully put some of those out as bonus material. We’re gonna do some re-releases that BMG is putting out of Ronnie, which starts, actually, later this year. And so hopefully we can put some bonus material on there. So a lot of exciting things going on.”

Wendy went on to say she is hoping to release the documentary in theaters, before it hits streaming services. She also added the following when asked about the possibility of a Ronnie James Dio biopic:

“No, I don’t wanna do a biopic. Nobody could play Ronnie, I don’t think. I don’t think so. I’d like to do a straightforward documentary of Ronnie’s life, with lots of footage of Ronnie. I’ve got so many interviews that Ronnie did and so much stuff that I’d really like to just keep it very, very natural.”

[via Blabbermouth]