Concert Movie Weekend
Metallica’s new movie Through The Never hits 3D-IMAX theatres on Friday (coinciding with the anniversary of the tragic passing of their much-loved bass player, Cliff Burton).
If you’re a fan...GO SEE IT.
I went the movie premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and realized that rock movies are becoming rare. There are plenty of concert videos but rarely do they get up there on the big screen. It’s probably because nobody is going to drive out the theatre and shell out 10 bucks plus popcorn to watch something you’ll eventually see on your TV. No matter how convenient that is, the theatre experience is bigger and louder and simply better.
Before the internet, before pay-per-view, music television, dvd’s & vhs, the only way to experience your fave band (between concerts) was in the theatre.
This weekend we celebrate some of the best Concert Movies, from Through the Never to Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains The Same to Pearl Jam’s PJ20 to AC/DC’s forgotten Let There Be Rock to the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter which captures the horrific murder of a fan at their Altamount. We’ve got the Beastie Boys, Hendrix atWoodstock,Bowie atGlastonbury, The Last Waltz, The Hip, Maiden, U2, Green Day and Keith Moon of The Who blowing up his drum kit with explosives!
We “hit the lights” at 3pm today and play live stuff all weekend long.
Here is the intro to a long forgotten ALICE COOPER movie, Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper. It begins with a crooning Alice and later includes concert footage from the Billion Dollar Babies tour. AWESOME.