Apr 12, 2021 11:34 AM
Dave Grohl steps behind the camera and calls on his famous friends to deliver a love letter to rock and roll tours in the new documentary “What Drives Us”.
An ode to touring in the back of a van, Grohl engages Ringo Starr, U2’s the Edge, Steven Tyler, AC / DC’s Brian Johnson, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, St. Vincent, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Ben Harper, Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns N ‘Roses and more famous rockers to pay homage to the early days of a band’s life on the road.
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“You have to get in the van if you want to be successful at this business,” Starr says in the doc’s trailer, which features both newly recorded interviews with musicians, as well as stock footage.
“This film is my love letter to all musicians who have ever hopped in an old van with their friends and left it behind for the simple reward of playing music,” Grohl said. Deadline. “What started out as a project to lift the curtain on the DIY logistics of putting all your friends and gear in a small space for months on end turned into an exploration of ‘Why? What motivates us? ‘ “
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The new film marks the second time that Grohl has directed a film. In addition to several Foo Fighters videos, he previously directed the 2013 music documentary “Sound City”.
“What Drives Us” hits Amazon Prime Video in Canada on April 30.