Elliott Smith Documentary Out In May

elliott-smithHeaven Adores You, a new feature-length documentary on the life and music of the late, great Elliott Smith, will be released in May 2014.

The film, which was funded in part via Kickstarter, will feature insights from Smith’s close friends, family, and collaborators, including his sister and a number of producers and engineers he recorded music with.

Director Kevin Moyer says, “This project is a love letter to Elliott and his music. And it’s a love letter to Portland really too – as well as Texas, New York, and Los Angeles which are the other places that Elliott called home. And most importantly, it’s a love letter from a whole bunch of other great people who were close to Elliott and loved him just as much too; friends and confidants who graciously trusted us with such a sensitive subject and put their own vulnerabilities aside to help us explain to the world why we all loved him.”

Watch the Kickstarter video below.

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VansStraight off the heels of their latest lineup announcement, Vans has revealed a new documentary series titled, #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL. The documentary will share stories of people who are, you guessed it, living “off the wall.” What that phrase means is up to interpretation by each of the four filmmakers, who will explore stories from Los Angeles, all the way to Russia. Check out a trailer below. (more…)

Suicide Silence Release Mitch Lucker Documentary

Mitch Lucker Suicide SilenceSuicide Silence have long promised the release of a documentary featuring the band’s late frontman, Mitch Lucker, and on Christmas Day it was finally released. Clocking in at 30 minutes, the mini-documentary features early concert footage, and interviews with bandmates as well as Lucker’s parents. The film will be part of the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show DVD, which you can pre-order here. All proceeds go to the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund. Check out the documentary below.

Lucker was killed in a November 2012 motorcycle accident. He was intoxicated at the time of the crash.


30 Seconds To Mars Announce Documentary Release Date

Jared Leto may still be reveling in the buzz from his latest performance in Dallas Buyers Club, but the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman is wasting no time in gearing up for the release of Artifact, a documentary that follows the band’s 2008 attempt to void their contract with music giants EMI after the label sued them for $30 million. You can see the trailer after the jump.

Speaking about the film, Leto said, “I hope that artists and audiences watch this film and get a greater understanding of how things really work in the record industry, because understanding is the beginning of change. And whether they like it or not, change is coming. We battled a massive record corporation, challenged an entire industry, fought for our creative lives, and it was worth every single second. We put everything we had worked so hard for on the line. It was life or death. It was war.

Pierce The Veil Tease 'This Is A Wasteland' Documentary, Launch Preorders

California rock outfit Pierce The Veil spent the better part of the last year traveling the globe on their first world tour. To mark the occasion, the Fearless Records favorites brought along a film crew to document every step of their journey. The results are being released this fall as part of the band’s first documentary, and this morning the full trailer found its way online.

Titled This Is A Wasteland, the first film from Pierce The Veil offers never-before-scene live footage and behind-the-scenes hijinks. The trailer showcases an elaborate stage setup, tens of thousands of rock fans, as well as a sense for the band’s commitment to one another. You can view the trailer on YouTube.

This Is A Wasteland is being released along with an accompanying 28-page hardcover book in the middle of November. Preorders are now live, so if you like what you see in the preview, we highly recommend claiming your copy early. Pierce The Veil’s latest album, Collide With The Sky, is available now.

Rihanna Streams '777 Tour' Documentary

Yesterday we delivered the final teaser for Rihanna‘ s new documentary, and this morning the pop star has posted the entire offering for fans to enjoy.

Rihanna’s latest release offers fans a side of her that they rarely see. Taking place during the highly covered and somewhat enjoyed ‘777 Tour,’ this documentary attempts to help us better understand one of the most discussed figures in pop music. The results of its forty minute runtime are debatable at this point, but needless to say this doc is one any fan of Riri should find time to enjoy. For a limited time you can view the full documentary ahead of its dvd release, below.

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Rihanna Releases Second '777 Tour' Teaser

Rihanna has released a second teaser for her forthcoming 777 Tour documentary.

Though it was surrounded by a plague of angry critics and bored fans, Rihanna’s 777 Tour was a successful promotional effort in the Fall of 2012. The pop start took 150 journalists and over 100 fans around the world for 7 shows in 7 cities in 7 days. The latest teaser showcases all of this, with a bit more focus on Riri’s time on the plane. It’s nothing we haven’t seen until now, but it certainly makes things look more interesting than previous reports would lead you to believe.

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Short New England Metal & Hardcore Fest Documentary Released

If you’re a stranger to the North Eastern United States, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival may not be an event you’ve followed to closely in the past. This yearly gathering of all things heavy brings together nearly every hard rock band working the touring circuit today over the course of two-three days, and last night a short documentary about the fest found its way online.

Released ahead of the 2013 installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which kicks off this weekend in Massachusetts, this new documentary captures all the hard work that goes in to bringing this internationally attended festival a reality year after year. A number of notable faces make an appearance, including members of Vanna, and you can view the full short at the end of this post.

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One Direction Unveil 3D Film Title

We have been talking about the reign of One Direction a lot in recent weeks, and to be honest it seems there may be no end in sight. Not only are the boys currently working on their third album in two years, but they also have a new 3D film heading to theater that is sure to take fandom to an all new level.

This morning, the gents from One Direction played a Twitter reveal game with fans to have them unlock the title to the group’s upcoming film. After a few quick hours (and a handful of trending topics), it was revealed that the flick we know as 1D3D will now be called This Is Us. It’s a fitting title, I suppose, but definitely not one that pops. You can view the trailer for This Is Us below. (more…)

New Matt and Kim 'Lightning Tour' Documentary; Tour Dates With Passion Pit

Indie-electro-pop-etc. duo Matt & Kim have released a behind-the-scenes short documentary entitled Lightning Tour, which follows the band during the course of their headlining 2012 US tour. It’s fun, it’s funny, and it’s below for you to view at your leisure.

Meanwhile the band is currently on the road with Passion Pit. This rather huge tour hits Madison Square Garden (hot damn!) and crosses the country before Matt & Kim head to Ultra Music Fest in March. See tour dates after the jump.