Grey Daze Announces Four Part Documentary Series: Grey Daze: Creation Of The Phoenix

Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album The PhoenixGrey Daze, the band who introduced the world to Chester Bennington, today reveals plans for a new documentary series Grey Daze – Creation of The Phoenix. The 4 part series tells the story of the band through the experience of creating the album and Episode 1 is out now on Grey Daze’s Youtube and available to view below.

From their teenage days in Phoenix, Arizona, to taking on the challenge of finishing Chester’s dream; to the album’s reworking and selecting the album title and cover art; Grey Daze – Creation of The Phoenix is story of brotherhood among a band, dealing with changes, and recognising how full circle life and art can be. The series will roll out episodically this Spring in the lead up to their new album’s release date.

Amends was more emotional and reflective,” explains drummer and songwriter Sean Dowdellof the different mood and feel displayed on The Phoenix, which also sees contributions from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick and Bennington’s daughters, Lily and Lila Bennington. “We felt sad when we were writing it. Now that we’re a couple of years removed, it’s very clear what we were going through. We were at a different stage of grief. We went through the shock and the sadness. Now, we’re back to gratitude. So, The Phoenix is more of a celebration of our friend, his talent, and the music. It captures Chester’s angst and energy that people fell in love with. It’s much more aggressive. If you love Chester’s scream, you’ll love this record.”

Over the course of Grey Daze’s first incarnation, which ran 1993 to 1998, the group recorded and released two albums. It is those albums that serve as a foundation for both Amends and The Phoenix. Prior to Bennington’s passing he publicly announced the Grey Daze’s return, which included re-recording the band’s largely undiscovered discography. With Talinda Bennington’s blessing, and working with Producer Esjay Jones, the surviving band members: Dowdell, bass player Mace Beyers, and guitar player Cristin Davis, moved forward, as both a way to pay tribute to their fallen brother and bandmate, but also to expose his fans to another dimension of the dynamic singer. Amends arrived in 2020, with Rolling StoneRevolverBillboard, and Kerrang! praising the once-in-a-lifetime collection. NME summed it up best as “a great modern rock record fronted by one of the best vocalists in the game.” In late 2020, the trio reconvened with Jones re-recording, and re-working the remaining 10 tracks that would become The Phoenix

Saturation (Strange Love)
Starting To Fly
Be Your Man
Holding You (featuring Dave Navarro)
Hole
Drag
Believe Me (featuring Richard Patrick)
Anything Anything
Spin
Wake Me

Pre-orders for the album are available via the following link.

Foo Fighters Announce New Documentary Directed By Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters have announced that they are going to be releasing a documentary. 

‘What Drives Us’ and will focus on the process of heading out on the road as a band in search of making your dreams come true. 

The film has been directed by vocalist Dave Grohl who had this to say about its themes:

“This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music. What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of ‘why?’ What drives us?’”

Ringo Starr, Slash, Ian Mckaye, Lars Ulrich, St. Vincent, The Edge, Steven Tyler will make appearances in the film as well!

It’s set for release on April 30th and will be available to watch via Amazon Prime.

Check out the trailer below.

Holding Absence Debut New Documentary ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’

Holding Absence have debuted a new documentary for their upcoming record, ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’.

The 30-minute long documentary showcases the band creating the record at Middle Farm Studios in Devon with producer Dan Weller, whilst also offering a deeper look into each member of the band.

Check out the Documentary below.

Holding Absence’s upcoming record, ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ will be released on April 16th 2021 via SharpTone Records.

Pre-orders for the upcoming record can be made via the band’s Webstore.

Paramore Have Three Unfinished Documentaries

Hayley Williams has shared that the band have three separate documentaries about them that were never completed.

Williams shared this with a fan via Twitter, confirming that the three documentaries were filmed across the past decade but “were never finished”.

The Prodigy Are Making A Documentary

In the wake of the death of Keith Flink in March 2019, The Prodigy have announced they’re reflecting on their story as a band in a new documentary film.

Sharing the news on social media, Liam Howlett and Maxim write: ​“We are making a band documentary film… so fukin what?? 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 9… It’s a story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the people’s band – The Prodigy.”

They add: ​“Or simply – a story of brothers on a mission to make noise… to ignite the people’s souls and blow-up sound systems worldwide… that’s fukin what! This film will be made with the same integrity that our music is: uncompromising, raw and honest…

“This one’s for Keef!”

Rage Against The Machine Share Documentary On Race ‘Killing In Thy Name’

Rage Against The Machine have shared a new short documentary on race titled as Killing In Thy Name.

It was released in collaboration with international artists collective The Ummah Chroma, where the film follows a teacher as he educates a group of small children on the history of oppression in the United States.

“The following is a document of true events,” an intro to Killing In Thy Name reads. “Our aim is for this piece to be a fire escape from the fiction known as whiteness and a spring for discovery. Remember, the children are always watching.”

The track ‘Killing In The Name’ by Rage Against The Machine is used throughout the film.

“My mom [Mary Morello] is a white woman with a radical voice,” said Tom Morello. “For three decades she was a progressive teacher in a conservative high school inspiring students to challenge the system – in her actions and words she has always taught that racism must never be ignored and must always be confronted.”

Lonely The Brave Release Mini-Documentary, Share New Track, ‘Keeper’

Ahead of their record, ‘The Hope List’, which is set to be released on January 22nd 2021 Lonely The Brave have released a brand new track as well as a mini documentary.

In the film, the band take fans inside the beautiful Keeper, which was the first track they finished with their new frontman, Jack Bennett.

“Keeper was the first song we fully completed for the album and remains one of our favourites,” enthuses bassist Andrew Bushen. ​“It will always hold a special place as the beginning of the new chapter.”

But even more than just being significant for the band, Keeper also serves as a touching tribute to those who have helped us through this enormously tough time; as you’ll see in the doc, Lonely The Brave discuss their own personal ​‘keepers’ throughout the pandemic (spoiler: there’s lots of lovely family stuff and cute dogs).

Discussing The Hope List as a whole, guitarist and founding member Mark Trotter says, ​“Given everything that’s happened to this band, it would have been remiss of us to try rushing into this or do something that wasn’t right. It takes time. We’ve been a band for over 10 years and stuck in our ways a lot. There has been a huge shift in dynamic now. It’s a completely different vibe from where we were before. There’s a renewed energy and a renewed focus. Everything feels very positive in the Lonely The Brave camp.”

You can watch ‘Keeper’ below.

And Check out the track below via Spotify.

Movements Share New Documentary For The Making Of ‘No Good Left To Give’

Movements released their latest record, ‘No Good Left To Give’ last month where they’ve now shared a mini-documentary on the making of the aforementioned record.

The documentary gives us an insight into the making of the band’s sophomore record, which shows studio footage as well as interviews with the band.

Check it out below.

The band’s second record, ‘No Good Left To Give’ is out now via Fearless Records.

Linkin Park Steam New Documentary ‘Meeting Of A Thousand Suns’

For their tenth anniversary of their fourth studio record, ‘A Thousand Suns’, Linkin Park have uploaded their ‘Meeting Of A Thousand Suns’ Documentary below.

‘Meeting Of A Thousand Suns’ was released originally back in September 2010 and documents the recording of the record at NRG Recording Studios in LA, California.

Check out the stream of the ‘Meeting Of A Thousand Suns’ Documentary below.

2020 marks another anniversary for Linkin Park, their 20th anniversary of the debut record ‘Hybrid Theory’ which is set to be re-released as a deluxe record on October 9th 2020 via Warner Records.

Silverstein Release ‘Quaranstein’ Documentary

In light of the tour cancellations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Post-Hardcore Canadian stars Silverstein have created a home-made documentary for their fans, titled as ‘Quaranstine’

The documentary is a behind – the – scenes look at their lives under quarentine at home, with the added live performances as well.

Paul Koehler (Drums) comments:

“Upon returning home from our postponed North American tour, we knew that we had to find a way to play together. Instead of just hopping on a Zoom call, we actually wanted to record and make this thing sound awesome. Each of us performed and recorded our parts at home, and we passed the whole thing to our producer, Sam Guaiana, to mix it.

From there, we wanted to make what feels like a sitcom, documenting our time in isolation and pulling the curtain back on our daily lives. We enlisted Wyatt Clough, the director behind most of our recent music videos, to help edit and narrate the video. We hope the end result is something that can bring some comfort to our fans who are also isolated during this time, and we can’t wait to step on stage for them again once this is all behind us!”

Check out the documentary below.

In addition to this, the band are fielding donations on their offical website.