Three music documentaries are coming from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment in November and December.
Due Nov. 8 on Blu-ray plus DVD and CD combo pack is Humble Pie: The Life and Times of Steve Marriott, about one of rock’s most dynamic, exciting, and sadly unsung heroes of rock ‘n’ roll. Showcasing revelatory interviews with Humble Pie’s Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley and Greg Ridley; the Black Crowes’s Chris Robinson; Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick; John Waite; Simon Kirke; Quiet Riot’s Kevin Dubrow; Ricky Byrd; and Marriott historian John Heller, among others, the documentary tells the tale of Marriott’s tragically short life via the use of previously unseen photos, memorabilia and home movies. It includes rare performance footage of the Small Faces and Humble Pie.
Come on Feel The Noize: The Story of How Rock Became Metal is due on DVD Dec. 13. It features exclusive, long-lost live material from rock’s most iconic bands and artists, as well as all-new original interviews to delve into the rich history of heavy metal: from its scandalous origins in the 1960s to its heyday in the 1980s.
Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There, coming on DVD Dec. 17, reveals anecdotes and unpublished photos from the world’s most influential music publication, Melody Maker magazine, with its intimate access to legendary rock bands, including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Who, Led Zeppelin and the Animals. It features never-before-seen photographs of rock giants such as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Davies, Frank Zappa and Patti Smith. At the heart of this film is Melody Maker‘s head photographer, Barrie Wentzell, who takes viewers on an intimate journey with his colleagues into the world of rock icons. These journalists, with cameras in hand, had free rein and were creatively involved with the artists, something unheard of today. The film captures this unique period telling the story behind the magazine’s rise and fall, showing firsthand how the artists, the record companies and journalists came to move a generation.