Coachella to Release Its Own Documentary on Youtube

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Recently, just a few days after it’s lineup release, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced that it will be releasing a new documentary via Youtube Originals. The Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert teaser was released along with the announcement. Only weeks before the festival will take place, Coachella’s documentary is set to be

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New Coachella documentary to premiere on YouTube [Watch]Coachella 2019 W1 Charles Reagan

YouTube Originals has shared a teaser for its upcoming documentary, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert. The preview follows Coachella‘s full lineup announcement for the festival’s 2020 iteration, featuring headliners Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, and Travis Scott. The documentary premieres March 31 on YouTube.

The new feature will focus on the festival’s transformation over the last two decades into its current stature and give rare perspective into the event’s beginnings. Directed and produced by Chris Perkel, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert will highlight never-before-seen footage and interviews as well as exclusive material and performances from acts including Radiohead, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Moby, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, Beck, and more.

Coachella will return for two weekends over April 10 – 12 and April 17 – 19. The festival programming welcomes a colorful assortment of electronic talent from Disclosure, Calvin Harris, Madeon, to Testpilot, TNGHT, Lane 8, and A-Trak, to name a few.

Watch the teaser for Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert below.

Featured image: Charles Reagan

Gorillaz release trailer for forthcoming one-day-only documentary, out Dec. 16

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Gorillaz release trailer for forthcoming one-day-only documentary, out Dec. 16Gorillaz

Gorillaz recently announced a new documentary film, “Gorillaz: Reject False Icons,” and the virtual band has now released a trailer for the film, giving fans a look into what they can expect from the one-night-only release.

Though short, the trailer showcases clips of Gorillaz’s live performances dispersed between animated moments featuring the band’s animated characters. One thing the trailer proves is that the documentary will not be lacking in energy. Whether it’s the upbeat music to accompany the 30-second trailer or the intense guitar riffs being performed on stage, the documentary looks to be nothing short of exciting.

“Gorillaz: Reject False Icons” is directed by Denholm Hewlett, and the film will appear in theaters worldwide for one night only on Monday, Dec. 16. The documentary will focus on the making of the band’s fifth studio album, Humanz, and sixth studio album, The Now Now, and their respective touring.

Tickets are on sale here.

Gorillaz announce new documentary, ‘Reject False Icons,’ in theaters one night only

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Gorillaz have announced a new documentary film, “Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.” Directed by Denholm Hewlett, the film will appear in theaters worldwide for one night only on Monday, Dec. 16.

The documentary will be released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing, and Warner Music Entertainment. Reject False Icons will focus on the making of the band’s fifth studio album Humanz and sixth studio album The Now Now and their respective touring. According to the press release, the film also features appearances from artists Vince Staples, PUSHA T, Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Noel Gallagher, and more.

The Grammy award-winning virtual band partnered with Levi’s earlier this year on a customizable apparel line that starred an exclusive library of co-creator Jamie Hewlett’s art. The collaboration also follows Gorillaz’s partnership with G-Shock on a watch line.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 27 here.

H/T: Pitchfork

Justice live documentary ‘IRIS’ gains wide release via YouTube Music

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Justice live documentary ‘IRIS’ gains wide release via YouTube MusicJustice O2 Briton Academy Credit Guifre De Peray

Back in September 2018 when we asked Justice‘s Xavier De Rosnay if Woman Worldwide would feature some sort of visual accompaniment, his response was a characteristically cool, tight lipped allusion to what would eventually wind up being IRIS: A Space Opera by Justice. The band’s visual deep dive into their latest live performance earned a premiere at SXSW, followed by a limited theatrical release earlier this year. Now the documentary is set for a long-awaited wide release thanks to YouTube Music.

Justice made the announcement via social media with a short teaser for the documentary, giving a sneak peek at the band’s first long form visual since 2008’s A Cross the Universe project. While an official release date for IRIS remains still under wraps, the announcement signals to an online premiere in the very near future. In the meantime, fans can sign up to be notified when the film is slated to land here.

Depeche Mode foreshadow documentary depicting Global Spirits Tour [Watch Preview]

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Depeche Mode foreshadow documentary depicting Global Spirits Tour [Watch Preview]Depeche Mode Live Nation

New wave electronic trailblazers of Depeche Mode will be releasing an Anton Corbijn-directed film titled SPIRITS in the Forest, which takes viewers on a journey through the group’s 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour. Corbijn is a longtime collaborator with the group.

Depeche Mode performed a whopping 115 shows across the globe during the filming of the documentary. Although the film shows highlights of the group’s tour, the story is a fan-centric piece that follows six fans, in the time leading up to the band’s final stop on the tour in Berlin, at the famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), interspersed with intimate documentary footage filmed in fans’ hometowns across the globe.

“I’m exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells,” said Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan. “It’s amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans.”

Depeche Mode has released a 60-second trailer preceding the film. The documentary will be in cinemas worldwide for one night only on November 21. Fans can check here to see if the documentary is playing in a city nearby.

Photo Credit: Live Nation

Armin van Buuren set to release six-part docuseries covering his full career, ‘Mr. Perfect’

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Armin van Buuren set to release six-part docuseries covering his full career, ‘Mr. Perfect’Armin Van Buuren Press Shot Bart Heemskerk

After two decades, countless chart-topping records, and multiple ‘best DJ awards,’ the time has come to capture Armin van Buuren‘s illustrious career in its full glory in film format. His resumé is so extensive, in fact, that the artist has announced a six-part docuseries has been created to cover it. Titled Mr. Perfect, the series is currently being uploaded on the artist’s YouTube page with two episodes remaining in the coming weeks.

The series starts off right as Armin began breaking out at the turn of the millennium, and caps off with the biggest performance of Armin’s career, which happened in May 2019: ‘The Best of Armin Only,’ at Amsterdam’s John Cruijf Arena. Each episiode is around half an hour in length and offers a unique glimpse into the inner workings of an artist’s path to superstardom.

Watch all of the released episodes here.

Photo Credit: Bart Heemskerk

New Clarence Clemons documentary, Who Do I Think I Am?, due out in August

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After passing away eight years ago from a stroke, legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons will be getting his own documentary. Titled Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? , the film will focus on his four-decade-long career as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s beloved sax player.

The movie was directed by Clemons’ friend, Nick Mead. In addition to chronicling his bevy of artistic achievements, Who Do I Think I Am? also examines the musician’s “transcendent awakening” and burgeoning spiritual life before his 2011 death. According to Deadline, the doc will feature interviews with former president Bill Clinton, Joe Walsh, E Street Band member Nils Lofgren, Clemens’ nephew Jake Clemons, and others.

Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? is set for a home release on August 13th through Virgil Films & Entertainment. Ahead of its streaming debut, the documentary will get a brief theatrical run in limited cities in July. Update: Watch a trailer for the film below.

In related news, Springsteen recently confirmed the release of a new album from the E Street Band along with a supporting world tour.


New Clarence Clemons documentary, Who Do I Think I Am?, due out in August
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Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’

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Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’Beyonce Coachella 2018 Live

Over the last two decades, Coachella has hosted some of the most memorable performances in the United States—from Daft Punk‘s legendary headline performance atop their pyramid pulpit to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre putting West Coast rap on their shoulders alongside a living hologram of Tupac. Though, as this year’s edition of the festival inches closer, none among them are fresher in people’s minds than Beyoncé’s unforgettable headlining affair in 2018. The performance, which was initially slated for Coachella 2017, wound up drawing a record number of viewers to Coachella’s live stream on Saturday night of last year’s opening weekend.

Now, the performance is coming to Netflix in a new documentary titled Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. The new visual details the showstopping 26-song performance, the likes of which featured a massive marching band, a three-song Destiny’s Child reunion, and appearances by the Lemonade singer’s younger sister Solange, and her husband, JAY-Z. Netflix has shared the documentary’s official teaser, which features a voiceover from influential poet Maya Angelou. Homecoming is set to debut on the streaming platform on April 17. See the trailer below.

Unofficial EDC Documentary “The Last Dance” Out Today!

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We all know and love EDC Las Vegas and what it has become. But, before the festival took over the desert, it was home to Los Angeles, California. In 2010, the death of a 15-year-old attendee caused major changes in how and where the festival operated. The new documentary, “The Last Dance” covers what happened and

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