As previously reported Eagle Rock Entertainment, in conjunction with Emmy Award-winning Banger Films (Rush, Iron Maiden documentaries, Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix) will release the definitive story of ZZ Top this winter. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, which will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on February 28, 2020. Celebrating 50 years as a band, this film will show the notorious band in a light never seen before. The release is available along with exclusive “That Little Ol’ Band” merchandise bundles from the link below. The trailer features the band themselves, but also testimonials from Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age) and actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton. Watch it now! Continue reading
The World Premiere of Rock Icon will be airing on Vh1 Classic on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 pm EST/9 pm Central for the first episode featuring Geddy Lee of Rush. The show was created by Sam Dunn of Banger Films (Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Iron Maiden: Flight 666). International syndication information will be announced at a later date.
The following is a list of all ten artist air dates for Season One.
Geddy Lee: Feb 21
Rob Halford: Feb 28
Ted Nugent: March 7
Ann Wilson: March 14
Dave Mustaine: March 21
Nikki Sixx: March 28
Slash: April 4
Daryl Hall: April 11
Joe Elliott: April 18
Billy Corgan: April 25
Metal anthropologist/film maker Sam Dunn of Banger Films will be launching his Rock Icons show on Vh1. A statement was issued on the matter:
Happy New Year!
We’re kicking it off with a huge announcement about our newest television series, premiering next month on Vh1 Classic: Rock Icons.
Watch a teaser video here.
Over the past year, I’ve been travelling to meet with some of the biggest names in rock and metal music. Some of them will be very familiar to you, like the metal heroes I’ve had the privilege to interview before, people like Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Geddy Lee of Rush and Slash. I’ve also had the chance to sit down for the first time with such iconic artists as Ann Wilson of Heart and Daryl Hall. I traveled to Dave Mustaine’s winery, Nikki Sixx’s radio studio, Billy Corgan’s home and even got invited back to the Texas sanctum of Ted Nugent. It’s been a blast really getting to know each of these musicians and I can’t wait to share their stories with you.
With Rock Icons, we feel strongly that what we’ve made is a different kind of music biography show. One that’s actually about the music and what drives these artists to create the way they do. Truly, what makes them an icon.
Mark your calendars and tune in each Saturday night! (If you are outside of America, sit tight for further announcements about Rock Icons coming to your country.)
Rock Icons premieres Saturday, February 21 at 10pm EST on Vh1 Classic. And the first episode features one of our fave artists of all-time, the remarkable Geddy Lee.
The Soundgarden documentary that was previously announced will officially begin production. Film director Sam Dunn and Banger Films has issued the following statement:
Yes, the rumours are true and we are excited to officially announce our next documentary: Soundgarden!
Next year, we start production on the first-ever feature doc on one of American’s biggest hard rock bands. We first met Soundgarden while working on the Grunge episode of our series Metal Evolution but this time we’ll be digging deep into their history and comeback for a full-length film. And we need help from Soundgarden fans in our search for great archival material to tell their story:
If you have rare Soundgarden material – personal photos, bootleg audio or video, concert posters, etc. – we want to hear from you. Please send a description of what you’ve got to info at Banger Films with the subject “Soundgarden Fan Submission.”
Banger Films is putting together a Soundgarden documentary and are seeking out fan submissions of old band-related mementos, footage and audio for possible inclusion. The following was sent out:
It’s happening – the Soundgarden story will soon be the subject of a feature documentary film. And you can help. As we dig deep into our vaults, we ask that you, the fans, dig into yours.
Personal photographs, bootleg video and audio, collected concert posters – your rare piece of music history could be the missing piece we need.
If you want a chance for your memento to become a permanent part of Soundgarden history, send a description of what you’ve got to email@example.com with the subject “Soundgarden Fan Submission”.
The Soundgarden film is being produced by Banger Films, makers of the essential heavy metal documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2006), SXSW Audience Award and Juno-winning Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009), Grammy-nominated and Tribeca Audience Award-winning Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (2010), the “doc opera” Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014), as well as the biggest-ever TV series on metal and hard rock, Metal Evolution (2011).