Considering that almost every musician in the history of the world has described the act of touring as one of the most boring aspects of being in a band, you might think watching a documentary about it would be like watching music. paint to dry.
When the person behind it is Dave Grohl, however, it changes things slightly.
The Foo Fighters frontman has directed a new documentary called “What Drives Us” which basically focuses on the how and why of musicians who sacrifice everything to get in a van and spin with their friends to play music.
Big names like Ringo Starr, The Edge, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, St. Vincent, Slash from Guns ‘N’ Roses, Lars Ulrich from Metallica and more will take part, while the main narrative will focus on two up -and- upcoming touring musicians, Starcrawler and RadKey.
The documentary has been picked up by The Coda Collection and will be available on Amazon Prime from April 30.
Of course, this isn’t Grohl’s first musical documentary; in 2013, he made ‘Sound City’, on the famous Californian studio of the same name, and ‘Sonic Highways’ documents the journey behind the Foo Fighters album of the same name in 2014.
The year is also shaping up to be a busy one for Grohl; in October he will publish his first book ‘Dave Grohl: The Storyteller’.
Watch the “What Drives Us” trailer below: