more hits just keep coming. Among the artists receiving the video-retrospective treatment this year are backup-singer-turned-star Sheryl Crow, revered rappers Lizzo and XXXTentacion, multi-talented Latin titan Jennifer Lopez, metal icon Ronnie James Dio and country rebel Tanya Tucker.
Here’s a look at 16 new musical documents your eyes and ears are vying for in 2022:
Sheryl Crow’s career from her early days as a back-up singer on Michael Jackson’s “Bad” Tour and Don Henley’s opening single It’s been a winding road. Strives for her chart-topping career and even a much-investigated relationship with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Anchored by both contemporary interviews and archival footage, “Sherrill” promises to take a look at how the talented singer-songwriter navigated those often rough waters, including her “sexism, depression, perfectionism, cancer.” and a difficult music career battling Price”. of fame.”
DIRECTOR: Amy Scott
Where to See: On Demand, Showtime
‘s “Machine Gun Kelly’s Life in Pink”
This Doctor promises a look at the ups and downs of an artist chasing music’s top spot while dealing with the demands of stardom and parenthood. While victories include MGK’s platinum-selling album “Ticket to My Downfall” and their most recent studio album “Mainstream Sellout”, challenges as “Life in Pink” show have attracted media, peers and even That includes a sinister relationship with the fans. who sometimes threw cups and branches at him at concerts.
The Houston-born musician shares his joys (his daughter) and pains (many) in the film, including the revelation that in 2020, on the phone with his now-fiancé Megan Fox, he was so suicidal that he took a shotgun. put his mouth.
Director: Sam Cahill
Where to Watch: Hulu
‘Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story’
Jazz Fest arguably isn’t just a music festival. There is a reason to be. For half a century, musicians and fans from around the cultural spectrum have piled on the Crescent City over a dozen stages for several days of unfiltered musical bacchanalia. If you’ve been there, you know. If you haven’t, now there’s a documentary.
Using the 50th anniversary show in 2019 as a springboard, filmmakers Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry and Jimmy Buffett weave betweenTogether, these sounds combine to form a global melting pot of tunes, foods, and ideas that is completely unique to this annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Director: Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern
Where to See: Vudu, Google Play
‘Look at Me: XXXTentacion’
Born in 1998, Jahse Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, rapper known as XXXTentacion, . lived a short life filled with both sadness and promiseHis early years saw him in and out of juvenile detention centers as a result of burglaries and other crimes, but later musicals called for powerful raps from him often explored isolation and depression.
Production of “Look at Me” began shortly before the rapper was killed in 2018 at a motorcycle dealership by assailants who stole a $50,000 bag from him.two years ago charged with the battery of a pregnant woman, many saw redemptive transformation in the rapper in the last months of his life. Legacy of XXXTentacion “Sad!” Like alive in the emotional track. and “Look at me.”
Director: Saba Folayen
Where to Watch: Hulu
in 2020, nearly three decades after a Latin artist last captured the Super Bowl halftime show spotlight — being Gloria Estefan, who honored in 1992 — of Latin music superstar A host stormed the stage halfway through Super Bowl LIV. Leading: Singer/model/actor Jennifer Lopez, who set the pace for fellow cast members Shakira, Bad Bunny, Jay Balvin, and even Lopez’s daughter, Emme Muniz.
“Halftime” uses that event as a touchstone for a documentary that widens the lens on Lopez’s career, offering a look at her successes as well as her ongoing development as a Latin star. The two are determined to leverage their fame for more than just financial success.
Director: Amanda Micheli
Where to watch: Netflix
‘Worst idea in the world’: Jennifer Lopez on Netflix documentary
‘George Michael Freedom Uncut’
George Michael wanted the world to listen to his shy-chubby-too-beautiful-pop-idol The story was the driving force behind the debut, and 2017 documentary, “George Michael Freedom.” The film also features a narration by British-born Georgios Panayiotou, along with other superstars ranging from Elton John to Linda Evangelista. This became his last statement, as Michael died in 2016 prior to its release.
The makers behind this new “uncut” version of the document say it will feature some never-before-seen footage and enhanced video quality. Otherwise, it would retell the story, focusing on the many ups and downs of the ’90s, including Michael’s best-selling 1990 album “Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1” and his 1993 AIDS issue with Anselmo. Fellappa’s death. George
Director: Michael and David Austin
Where to Watch: In Theaters Now
“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”
Leonard Cohen was arguably more poet than composer, perhaps in the same way as Bob Dylan in that description meet you. The Canadian was admired not only by devoted fans, but also by fellow artists who considered him a songwriter’s songwriter.
No Cohen song has been covered more extensively, not to mention scrutiny and debate, than the soaring hymn “Hallelujah”, a chant that manages to both captivate and charm. The documentary attempts to demystify Cohen through the making of his greatest creation, and features not only previously unseen personal notes and videos, but also interviews with musicians who, from Judy Collins to Rufus Wainwright, made it a reality. Tried to do justice to the song by covering it.
DIRECTOR: Dan Geller and Dena Goldfine
Where and When to See It: In theaters in New York and Los Angeles, July 1
“My Life as a Rolling Stone”
has been under the Rolling Stones video microscope almost from its inception. in the 1960s, from early black-and-white interviews to Martin Scorsese’s 2008 dazzling concert documentary “Shine a Light.”
Each now living Stone, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood — as well as the band’s recently late anchor, drummer Charlie Watts — get an individual spotlight in this four-part documentary series. Given that the directors have worked with the Stones on previous projects, this series promises to provide new insights into the musicians who have been working hard for 60 years.
DIRECTOR: Oliver Murray and Claire Travener
Where and When to Watch It: Epix, August 7
“Unwrapped: The Story of Lil Baby”
Most of 90 Minutes of screen is devoted to Lil Baby (née Dominic Armani). Jones), his two younger sons wandering into a mansion-sized house opens the film. The boys’ footage serves as comic relief for a film that catalogs the dark poverty, imprisonment and death surrounding the success of Lil Baby, as hip-hop pillars of Young Thug, Gunna, Drake and more. As told in the interview with.
Before becoming an international star, Lil Baby served two years in prison on drug and weapons charges. Following his release in 2016, fellow Atlanta music producers encouraged the rapper to pursue music as a form of protection from the traps of street crime. He took it to heart, using his chart-topping rap to make a statement about police brutality.
Director: Karam Gill
Where and when to watch it: Amazon Prime, August 26
‘Unwrapped’:Young Thug, Guna Lil Baby’s new documentary
O’Connor has garnered attention throughout her life, featuring an innovative take on the pop scene From his early years as The Voice to his more recent struggles with physical and mental illness. The intense five-year period between 1987 and 1992 is the focus of “Nothing Compares”.
From the stellar debut of “The Lion and the Cobra” in 1990 to the definitive rendition of O’Connor’s Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” to the shocking moment he ripped off a photo of the Pope on Saturday Night Live. In 1992, there’s more to unpack here than most people’s entire careers.
Director: Catherine Ferguson
Where and When to Watch: Showtime, Fall
New Lizzo Documentary
Lizzo’s rise to fame was as meteoric as they come, landing on the charts on the wings of hits like “Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell” and Huh. Impossibly tempting “juice.” But his seemingly immediate success was paved with years of hard work.
HBO Max is tackling the life of a three-time Grammy winner in a film that will track Lizzo (born Melissa Vivian Jefferson) and her ride from classically trained flute player to hit-making rapper. The Doctor will explore her creative influences as well as the challenges of being in the spotlight. As Lizzo once lamented in an Instagram post, “I see the negativity directed at me in the weirdest way possible, with people saying (stuff) about me that doesn’t even make sense. It’s rough- It’s phobic and it’s racist and it’s hurtful.”
Director: Doug Praying
Where and When to Watch: HBO Max, Fall
‘Dio: Dreamers Never Die’
For true metalheads, Ronnie James Dio needs no introduction. To the rest of the world, Dio is considered a progenitor of metal, whose loud voice and fiery guitar solos (not to mention the early use of the devil-horned hand salute) contributed to the genre’s unsatisfactory approach to music. helped to strengthen After all, this was a man known for fighting fake dragons on stage while wielding a giant prop sword.
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He was called out by Black Sabbath for being a steady antidote to their wild singer, Ozzy Osbourne, and was called upon to play the maniac on stage. Preferring quiet days at home away from the road could have counted for this. Dio’s theatricality flirts with a parody of metal exemplified by “Spinal Tap” and no wonder, Jack Black paid tribute to Dio by portraying him in the Tenius D film, “Tenius D in the Pick of Destiny”.
Director: Damien Fenton
Where and When to Watch: Theatrical Release Late Summer/Streaming in Fall
Tanya Tucker hit number 13 on the charts with the song “Delta Dawn”. Her life and career became a personal and professional roller coaster ride, but the country singer endured not only as a female example of so-called outlaw country, but also as proof that you lived as a teen. Can strike gold and still have success – especially two Grammy’s in 2020 – as an adult.
Brandi Carlyle, a longtime fan of Tucker, who takes it upon herself to write an entire album for her idol about Tucker’s raucous and rebellious life. The film focuses less on the drama of her larger life, and more on the glory of an impossibly big voice.
Director: Kaitlin Horan
Where and When to See: Theatrical Release This Fall
‘In the Court of the Crimson King’
Taking its title from King Crimsonthe lesser-known band of progressive rock. Unlike Yes and Genesis, which rose to monster fame, King Crimson blends jazz, folk, metal, electronic and other genres to create a true mix of its own.
Founded by guitarist Robert Fripp, who later collaborated with producer and composer Brian Eno, Crimson also featured a young Greg Lake on keyboards.