New Documentary On The Prodigy Is In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new documentary focusing on The Prodigy is currently in the works. The film is being produced by Pulse Films in collaboration with the band’s own Liam Howlett and Maxim. The documentary will be dedicated to the late Keith Flint.

Here’s a description of the film:

“Directed by multi-Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale and written alongside Sam Bridger, the feature — provisionally entitled ‘The Prodigy’ and being produced by founding members Liam Howlett and Maxim — will tell what the filmmakers are describing as ‘the raw, uncompromising and emotional story of a gang of young outlaws from Essex who came together in the vortex of the late 80s U.K. rave scene.'”

The band said the following:

“After the devastating passing of our brother Keef in 2019, the time feels right for us to tell the story of our band, all of it, the whole nine.

It’s a story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the people’s band, The Prodigy. Or simply, a story of brothers on a mission to make noise, to ignite the people’s soul and blow-up sound systems worldwide, that’s fucking what. This film will be made with the same integrity that our music: uncompromising, raw and honest. This one’s for Keef!”

Dugdale also commented:

“The film will be as wild as the band. Dark at times, strong changes of pace, it will be a visual assault too, stylistically striking, contemporary and challenging. We want the viewers to leave the cinema like they’ve just stepped off a roller-coaster.”

Bridger added:

“The Prodigy are the most iconic British electronic band of their generation, a group who single-handedly altered the course of popular music. Our ethos at Pulse Films in the music documentary space has always been to tell unique stories about iconic artists in new and disruptive ways. Partnering with The Prodigy and their long-time directing collaborator Paul Dugdale enables us to continue that tradition and create a film that reflects the heart, sheer imagination and danger of The Prodigy.”

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Etc. Members To Be Featured In New Documentary “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos”

Members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Rage Against The Machine, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, and more are set to appear in a new documentary titled “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos.” The film, which offers “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock music,” was directed by Jonathan McHugh and it will receive a global premiere on March 11. More details can be found HERE. McHugh commented:

“Gary Spivack and I wanted to make a film celebrating the chaos of rock culture. Growing up in New York City, I would do whatever it took to get in to see bands like Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other rock icons. We are so proud to shine a light on the most passionate fans in the world and the music that drives them.”

Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Awaited Autobiography Is Tentatively Set To Be Released In July

During a recent interview with RockSverige, Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio offered an update on the singer’s long-awaited autobiography. According to her, the book is tentatively set to be released on July 10.

Wendy said the following:

“I have the book, Ronnie’s autobiography, finally finished with [rock journalist] Mick Wall, and I think it’s coming out on Ronnie’s birthday July 10th. Ronnie had written half of it, and Mick Wall and I got together and found lots of interviews, so I wanted it to still be in Ronnie’s voice. I’m very pleased with that.”

On another note, Wendy also offered an update on the new Ronnie James Dio documentary:

“It’s probably coming out next year. We’ve been working on that, and then it had to stop for a little bit because of them having to go to Europe to interview more people, and because of the travel bans [due to the coronavirus pandemic], they haven’t been able to do that. Hopefully it will come out in 2022.”

“We’ve been working on this for a couple of years. I’m not supposed to talk about it because they said they don’t want me to blow everything now and then there won’t be anything to talk about when it comes out. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alpha Wolf Release “Spirit Breaker” Touring Documentary

Alpha Wolf have released a new touring documentary focusing on the their “Almost World Tour.” The film is titled “Spirit Breaker” and Sabian Lynch had the following to say about it:

“‘Spirit Breaker‘ is a film that almost put itself together, I was always making sure to film our touring over time but never had an end goal for it. It wasn’t until Covid19 decimated the touring world that I knew I had a story to tell as I’m sure every musician has their own. But this is our story of our highest of highs and lowest of lows during touring, documented in a mostly fun format.”

Watch New Trailer For Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Documentary “Truth To Power”

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) documentary “Truth To Power.” That film is set to be released on February 19.

Here’s a description of the documentary:

“Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, TRUTH TO POWER allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress last year. Governments hate him. People love him.

Set to the propulsions of an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, TRUTH TO POWER is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band. It includes memories from legendary producer Rick Rubin on System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the bandmates’ candid insights about the splinters and highpoints for the group, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj as social justice advocates and their “Axis of Justice” nonprofit.

Film features new music from the upcoming Serj Tankian EP “Elasticity” coming soon on Alchemy Recordings.

A film by Garin Hovannisian
Executive Produced by Joe Berlinger

Available in Virtual Cinemas worldwide starting February 19th, 2021.”

Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche) Shares Behind-The-Scenes Video From The Making Of His Debut Solo Album “Rejoice In The Suffering”

Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche) has shared an EPK featuring footage from the making of his debut solo album “Rejoice In The Suffering.” That effort will be released on February 5.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses His Career In New Episode Of Gibson’s “Icons” Series

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is featured in the latest episode of Gibson‘s “Icons” series. The documentary focuses on the guitarist’s life in music and it can be found below:

Ice Nine Kills Celebrate 24th Anniversary Of Classic Slasher Film “Scream” With New Mini-Documentary

Ice Nine Kills are celebrating the 24th anniversary of the classic slasher film “Scream” with a new mini-documentary focusing on the 2018 “Scream Comes Home” convention. Frontman Spencer Charnas said the following about that:

“Getting to be a part of the ‘Scream Comes Home’ event and tour the locations of my favorite movie of all time was a scream come true for this slasher fanatic!”