They were the ones who pushed limits, broke boundaries, and created something exceptional. Their rebellious nature and outlandish style and attitude gave them an edge over the rest. When they took stage, their music and lyrics would leave you in a state of auditory trance. And perhaps, this is exactly why they will be remembered, and the legacy of these musicians will live on for generations to come.
If genres such as rock, metal, blues, soul, grunge, and reggae excite you, you are in for a treat. Read on even if you aren’t the biggest fans of such music because this article is sure going to stir up your mind. We bring you a list of documentaries on the gods that walked on the face of the earth and gave us the elixir of life – music.
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
The Bohemian Rhapsody singer, Freddie Mercury is known for his flamboyant nature and versatile vocals. This documentary features the footage of his interviews, concerts, and his personal life that will remind you why he is a true performer, an absolute entertainer.
Until the Light Takes Us
Members of Norwegian black metal movement were found guilty of committing a series of murders and church burning. This documentary sheds light on their thought process, perception of things and historic events that led them to do what they did. This film is truly an eye-opener.
"They tried to make me go to rehab but I said, ‘no, no, no’…" would probably be the lines that still play fresh in your minds when you think of Amy Winehouse. This documentary is a collection of her personal footage and testimonials that will take you on a journey and give you a deeper insight into her life and career.
This documentary is an ode to the king of reggae music, Bob Marley, a.k.a “The Gong”. Through this film you will see the state of music industry back in the days and also witness how this Jamaican reggae singer became the internationally-acclaimed musician.
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
Sam Dunn, a Canadian musician, filmmaker, and anthropologist dissected and narrowed down various sub-genres that the vast umbrella of heavy metal covers. This documentary is your window to the evolution and transformation of metal music.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
“It’s better to burn out than to fade away” were the words that were found in the suicide note of Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain. This documentary made by Brett Morgen gives us a preview of the singer’s early life and gradually takes us through his success and decline.
These musicians, through their music spoke volumes and gave their millions of followers the music they could connect with and relate to. Watching their journey unfold before our eyes helps us see the other side, the more believable side, the human side of these icons; icons who live on.