Jimmy Page, The Edge, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Buddy Rich, Devo & More Come to Netflix and Amazon

by VVN Music

The following are music documentaries and concerts added to Netflix and Yahoo Prime over the last week:

Netflix
  • It Might Get Loud - Guitar greats Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White discuss their own musical histories and styles, eventually meeting up to play each others' songs.
  • Tokyo Idols - This documentary follows J-Pop idol Rio and her predominantly middle-aged fans, and their seemingly transactional interactions.
Amazon
  • Michael Jackson: Video Killed the Radio Star - Michael Jackson changed music videos forever. Get inside iconic video shoots like "Thriller","Billie Jean", and"Smooth Criminal". See how MTV accepted Jackson as one of their first black artists and how Jackson came to work with Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Commentary by Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, and directors Steve Barron, Joe Pytka, Andy Morahan, Wayne Isham, Andy Morahan, and Tim Pope.
  • Oasis: Video Killed the Radio Star - An inside look at the artistry of the Oasis video classics, with commentary by the Gallaghers and director Nigel Dick. Hear the stories behind his direction of 'Wonderwall,''Don't look back in Anger' and Champagne Supernova. In addition, we take a look behind the scenes of the classic video for'The Importance of Being Idle.' Featured throughout are comments from Noel Gallagher and others.
  • Pigface: Glitch & Son of Glitch - This double program contains the LONG out of print "Glitch" video featuring Pigface live 90-96, and"Son of a Glitch", an hour long video features live performances from over 15 shows plus an exclusive look behind the scenes: backstage, on the bus, and in the studio. It's an amazing spectacle of late 80's/early 90's indie-music icons.
  • Simple Minds: Video Killed the Radio Star - New exclusive interviews from Jim Kerr, lead singer and founder of Simple Minds, one of the best known 80s bands. In this episode Jim explains the ideas and processes behind many of the band's most prominent hit songs and videos, including;'Don't You Forget About Me' from the hit movie'The Breakfast Club'. Directors Andy Morahan and Steve Barron discuss their video work with Simple Minds.
  • Buddy Rich - Channel One Set - Is this some kind of magician's trick Mr. Rich is putting on us? - that we really don't hear or see what we think we do? I recall standing with Shelly Manne and Bobby Rosengarden at the Nice Jazz Festival in 1978. We stood to the right side of the bandstand so Shelly and Bobby could watch Buddy's right foot! Just his right foot! After the set, they looked at each other in disbelief. -Jonny Carson
  • Buddy Rich - The Lost Tapes - In April 1985, two years before his untimely passing, Buddy Rich and his band recorded a concert at One Pass Productions' King Street Studio in San Francisco using state-of-the-art equipment designed to capture the band in a live setting with natural acoustic balances and three-dimensional imaging.
  • Peter Allen: A Celebration - The original Boy from Oz and international superstar Peter Allen captured the imagination of audiences from an early age. Singing alongside Chris Bell in the early 1960s as one half of the popular duo The Allen Brothers, Peter was a born performer ready to take on the world.
  • DC MMXVI Live - Experience Dixie Chicks’ DCX MMXVI live from their first US tour in 10 years.
  • Devo: Butch Devo & the Sundance Gang - Devo's Jerry Casale says,"In January of'96, we closed Sundance Film Festival. We wore 20s style prison suits and dished out classic DEVO songs to an unsuspecting audience of Hollywood elite."
  • Murder City Devils: Rock & Roll Won't Wait - An inside look at a year in the life, on and off the road, of one of Seattle's most notorious bands, The Murder City Devils. Featuring live performances, rare glimpses backstage, and scores of interviews with the band, their fans, and their families. Also includes the videos for"18 Wheels" and"Bunkhouse".
  • Pink Floyd: The Dark Side: Interviews - This DVD opens with an extremely rare interview in black and white featuring Roger Waters, the interviewer completing slating Floyd's loudness, prefering classical music instead! Syd's genius is discussed with some insite, along with Dave joining the band in 1968 as guitarist. Dave then talks about depression and madness, the Dark Side of life, the conversation is deep and ends on Syd as a true friend. Then we move to Nick Mason giving a lengthy inteview mostly about The Dark Side Of The Moon. What follows is a rare black and white footage of Syd Barrett reflecting on life before we get further rare footage of Dave discussing the world.
  • Crystal Gayle: Vacation in Finland - The natural beauty of Finland provides the ideal setting for a memorable holiday getaway. Come along with music superstar Crystal Gayle and her guests as they experience all the magnificent sights and sounds of this scenic Scandinavian land. Along the way, enjoy performances of 12 hit songs such as "I've Had the Time of My Life,""Wind Beneath My Wings" and"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue."
  • The Synth Years: Video Killed the Radio Star - A look at Britain in the 1980s with bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD), Ultravox, Talk Talk, Human League. We also hear from jazz great Herbie Hancock. This period marked the start of the electronic scene in London as bands began to emerge from clubs like the Blitz club and take the electronic scene in Britain by force.
  • Until the Light Takes Us - Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans. 
  • will.i.am 2 Philippe Starck - An exclusive encounter between two geniuses of design, creativity and philanthropy. The doc sheds light on 2 extraordinary careers in a modern and fresh powerful tone.
  • Living With Boy George - A fascinating insight into the life of one of the most colorful and intriguing celebrities. George Alan O'Dowd, better known as Boy George, became one of Britain's most iconic figures of the 1980's when he shot to fame with his band Culture Club with hits such as"Karma Chameleon" and"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?".
  • Michael Jackson: Moscow Case 1993: When the King of Pop Met the Soviets - The Moscow Case is a 52 minute documentary with never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson in Moscow during the "Dangerous" tour. This film tells the behind the scenes story of Jackson's ill fated concert in September 1993. It includes unique archival footage showing Michael close up and personal while meeting fans and playing with orphan children.

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