The Black Keys To The Rolling Stones: Band Movies Worth Seeing
It isn’t enough for the Black Keys, the Ohio indie rock duo turned record sales behemoth, to sell out night clubs. Now they’re coming for your movie theaters.
The two members of the band, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, will reportedly star in a documentary about their lives in the band. "A lot of music documentaries spend too much time trying to make people look cool," filmmaker Noah Abrams said to Spin. "I’m fortunate enough to know both these guys pretty well and their relationship is pretty incredible and very funny."
From what Abrams has said, his movie will be a sweet, intimate portrait of life on and off stage. "They’re guys that grew up around the corner from each other. They worked and worked and worked and toured and toured and slept in a van and worked their asses off and now they’re selling out arenas," he went on. "I think it’s a testament to their talent and hard work. We’ve gotten some amazing footage so far."
And while this film sounds like a charmer, we can’t deny that rock-u-mentaries that follow the less loving side of the band business can be just as fun to watch. Here are three of our favorites.
Remember Dig? The 2004 film followed the strange, drug-fueled relationship between The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre in an odd, revealing and totally unforgetting way. And while we might not hear a whole lot from either of those bands these days, the movie is something we’ll never forget.
Years before Cocksucker Blues, there was Gimme Shelter, a look at the Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. tour. Made by Grey Gardens masterminds Albert and Davd Maysles, the movie follows the Stones as they play across the U.S. and eventually land at the notoriously violent Altamont Free Concert.
The Year Punk Broke, while only recently released on DVD, was a seminal document for plenty of kids who grew up in the 1990s hooked on bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, Hole, L7 and more. All of those bands and more make appearances in the film, which also captures backstage and on-road antics before fame and disaster changed this scene forever.