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New in Streaming: Bob Dylan, Europe, Eminem, Session Musicians, Christmas Rock and More

by VVN Music

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

  • Hired Gun - Session musicians get their time in the spotlight with interviews, concert footage and behind-the-scenes stories about their brushes with greatness.
  • Europe: Final Countdown Tour: Live in Sweden 1986 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of EUROPE's"The Final Countdown" album and tour, this 13-track live concert from Solnahallen in Stockholm 1986 has been remastered in Dolby Digital and restored in widescreen format. The DVD features interviews with the band from 2006, and an extensive gallery with never-before-seen photos from"The Final Countdown" tour. It also features the only existing unreleased outtake from"The Final Countdown" recording sessions:"Where Men Won't Dare", an instrumental written by Joey Tempest and John Leven. Additional bonuses include the band revisiting the Powerplay Studios where they recorded"The Final Countdown" album, and a detailed bio.
  • Bob Dylan: Revealed - As Bob Dylan turns 70, a true portrait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" is revealed through exclusive interviews, and never-before-seen photos and films of Dylan's 50-year career.
  • Eminem: The Marshall Plan - Documentary covering his rise to the top, and a second disc overflowing with video interviews with the man himself taken from across his career to date. Completed in 6-panel digi-packaging this superb set will delight fans of Eminem and his dynamic sound everywhere and anywhere across the planet.
  • Jingle Bell Rocks! - "In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world's most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes - including hip hop legend Joseph"Rev Run" Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question,"Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?"Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It's also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you've never heard."
  • Lo Sound Desert - Lo Sound Desert is a documentary about the Californian Desert music scene, which gave birth to bands like Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age. What was started by revolting punk rock kids throwing parties in the middle of the desert - hidden from narrow-minded authorities of suburban America in the early 80s, became a movement over the years. 
  • HRH: 10 Years of Hell - Hard Rock Hell is regarded as Europe's leading residential, community fuelled festival. AC/DC said its a long way to the top if you wanna Rock'n' Roll. This story is from the heart, which covers the birth of HRH to what is has spawned over the last decade. Some classic performances, straight facts, which make this Rockumentary one of a kind. The core being the fans and the dark circle.
  • Rise: Story of Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie - Rise is the story of legendary rave promoter Disco Donnie and the many complex and colorful characters that surround him. Set in the heart of New Orleans at the height of Mardi Gras, this fast-paced, stream-of-consciousness documentary follows Donnie and his mischievous entourage as they barrel through the madness of America's biggest party. Featuring a host of renowned DJs (including Josh Wink, Tommie Sunshine, Adam Freeland, Qbert, John Aquaviva, Nigel Richards, Paul van Dyk, Charles Feelgood and Dylan Drazen), Rise is a raw, upbeat and insightful profile of an underground community and a passionate reminder of why we need to fight for our freedom of expression - as well as our right to dance.
  • Going Places - In this age of technology, music is being pushed to new boundaries and rapidly changing unlike ever before. Going Places takes viewers on a journey to experience music from the minds of the artists who are at the fore front of this evolution. The film examines the current state of contemporary dance and electronic music, the culture and discusses the undiscovered territories of where it's headed.
  • Dance Freestyle - Re-Release of classic 90's how-to-dance video. Starting with the"tryouts section," Brian Friedman auditions talented young dancers in LA, demonstrating hip hop, street and pop sequences from Britney Spears, Mya and other music icons.