As previously reported, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl will be hosting a new six-part series based on Virginia’s book “From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars.” Dave will direct the show, which is now set to premiere on May 6 via Paramount+.
Dave had the following to say about the new show, which will find various musicians and their mothers discussing their lives:
“I believe that the relationship between a musician and their mother is so important because it’s the foundation of their understanding of love, which is surely every artist’s greatest muse. Having the opportunity to travel the country and tell the stories of these amazing women behind the curtain not only shed some light on the music that they inspired, but also made me appreciate the love that I was given from my own mother, my best friend. It goes without saying that we are all indebted to the women who have given us life. For without them, there would be no music.”
Queen will be sharing highlights from their career as part of a new series called “The Greatest.” That series will launch on March 19 and it will air weekly through March 2022. A trailer was shared, along with the below information:
“This trailer is an introduction to a celebration of key moments in Queen’s history. From March 19, 2021 and for the next year we will take Queen fans on a unique and remarkable journey – a chance to revisit some of the band’s most iconic moments and discover some aspects of the story you might not know. Presented in chronological order, the series will take you from Queen’s earliest shows at London’s Rainbow and Odeon through vast arenas across the entire world on a journey culminating with the band’s latest record setting achievements with Adam Lambert. Along with spectacular concert footage, sound checks, backstage and rare after-show access we get to explore the stories behind the songs, hits and album tracks, drawn from the extensive footage that exists in the official archive while also uncovering and sharing rare and previously unseen gems.”
Rob Zombie and his wife Sheri Moon Zombie have launched an animated video series called “Zombie Interviews Zombie.” The first episode finds the couple discussing the title of the frontman’s new album “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy,” which is set to be released on March 12.
A new series focusing on the Sex Pistols has been ordered by FX. The show, which is titled “Pistol,” will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.”
According to Variety, the six-part series is being directed by Danny Boyle and it will feature Toby Wallace as Jones, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Jordan. Boyle commented:
“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent. This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever. It is the detonation point for British street culture … where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion … and everyone had to watch and listen … and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”
A new trailer has been released for the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City.” That show will debut on Amazon Prime in March 2021 and it will feature: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), BooBoo Stewart, Bella Thorne, the late Cameron Boyce, Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Juliet Simms, Sid Wilson (Slipknot), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Jose Mangin, and more.
Behemoth‘s Nergal, Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth, Sepultura‘s Derrick Green, Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza, and Misfits’ Doyle are featured in a new animated mini-series created by Roxxy Roxx. There are five episodes in the series and they can be seen in the below Instagram posts:
GWAR have announce that they will be launching a new monthly variety show, titled “Undead From Antarctica,” on August 16. The first episode will feature a chat with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and more.
Th following description of episode one was shared in a press release:
“This is the show you’ve been hoping for ever since you went down the rabbit hole of ‘Phallus In Wonderland‘ so many years ago. You will be tortured by 30 minutes packed full of the sick and twisted entertainment you’ve come to expect from your lords and masters. In this episode you’ll get an in depth lessons on the History of GWAR, pound booze with JiZMak, witness an intimate conversion between Pustulus and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, find your only real source for Fake News and if you are insanely lucky, you might be named as one of the Bohabs of the Week! And, oh yeah, did we forget to mention, we’ve got the X-COPS!!”
Balsac The Jaws Of Death also added the following about the show:
“It’s like Saturday Night Live, except it’s not on Saturday, it’s on Sunday., And it’s not live, it’s undead, And it’s not on TV, it’s on your computer or phone. And…it’s funny.”
Each episode will air on YouTube every second Sunday of the month and they will be followed by an “Undead Live!” livecast. You can find a trailer below:
AC/DC are celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Back In Black” with a new video series called “The Story Of Back In Black.” The first episode, which focuses on “You Shook Me All Night Long,” can be seen below:
Ozzy, Sharon, and Jack Osbourne will be staring in a new Travel Channel series called “The Osbournes Want To Believe.” According to Variety, the show will focus on Jack “trying to convince his parents of the veracity of shocking clips of purported paranormal activity.” This includes “footage of poltergeists, haunted dolls, UFOs and unidentifiable beasts.” The first episode of the series will air on August 2 at 10 p.m. EDT.
Anthrax have launched a new video series focusing on the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Persistence Of Time“ (out August 21). The series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante and the first episode can be seen below. More details on the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Persistence Of Time“ can be found HERE.