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Published on October 27th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

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Looks Like We’re in for a Year of Rock’n'Roll Movies

This past year, it was the rock doc.  Pearl Jam, U2, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and a bunch of others I’ve forgotten all got the royal documentary treatment.  The classic 1991:  The Year Punk Broke was reissued in a 20th anniversary form.  Hell, even I’ve been working on a documentary film project.  (Still a secret.  Sorry.)

Next year, though, is shaping up to be the year of the rock’n'roll movie.

At least two films have advanced well beyond the discussion phase. Something chronicallying the Stone Roses reunion is in the works (A doc?  A bio-pic?  Depends who you ask.)  The other is The Longest Cocktail Party, a drama set during when the Beatles thought they could change the world with Apple Records.  Liam Gallagher is on board on both the produciton end of things and is apparently going to have a small part in the film.

Read more here.


About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



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