Roger Waters releases trailer for upcoming concert film ‘The Wall’

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Roger Waters has released a trailer for his forthcoming concert film which is based on The Wall’s three-year world tour.

The production, directed by Sean Evans, is described as a story that “unfolds on many levels – an immersive concert experience of the seminal 1979 album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the death of his father in Italy in 1944, and a stirring film that highlights the human cost of armed conflict.”

The Wall broke numerous records as it toured between 2010 and 2013. A total of 219 performances were put on, grossing over $460m. The tour’s London date even saw a one-off live reunion with Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour and Nick Mason.

The Wall is scheduled for release worldwide on the 29th of September and includes an interview with Waters and Mason.

Watch the trailer below:

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‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’ documentary to screen in London

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The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, Wes Orshoski’s documentary film about UK punk legends The Damned, will receive its European premiere in London next week.

The film, which was shown at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, will be screened at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema on the 3rd of June.

The Damned founders Rat Scabies and Brian James will join Orshoski for a Q&A session at both of the Prince Charles Cinema screenings (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) The premiere will then be followed by two weeks of exclusive screenings throughout the UK.

The authorised film features appearances by Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Nick Mason, Lemmy Kilmister, Duff McKagan, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra and many more, and charts the band’s colourful history as well as the drama surrounding their 2011 35th anniversary tour.

The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is longtime journalist and photographer Wes Orshoski’s follow-up to 2011’s Lemmy, the award-winning portrait of Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister.

Confirmed screenings of Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead are as follows:

June 3: London, Prince Charles Cinema, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
June 4: London, Arthouse at Crouch End, 8:30 p.m.
June 5: Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House, 8:00 p.m.
June 6: Manchester, HOME, 8:10 p.m.
June 7: Leicester, Phoenix Square, 1 p.m.
June 7: Sheffield, Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest, 8:30 p.m.
June 8: Cardiff, Chapter Arts , 8:15 p.m.
June 9: Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8:15 p.m.
June 10: Brighton, Duke’s at Komedia, 5:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m.
June 11: Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 5:45 p.m.
June 12: Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 8:30 p.m.
June 13: Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 8 p.m.
June 14: Birmingham, The Electric Cinema, 8:30 p.m.
June 15-18: Dundee, DCA, TBD
June 19: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 8:15 p.m.
June 20: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 5:45 p.m.

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Jackass director to helm Mötley Crüe movie

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The headline writes itself as Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has signed on to direct Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt.

According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Focus Features has acquired the rights to the movie based on the Crüe’s bestselling memoir The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. Band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx are set to act as co-producers.

Speaking last year about casting the film, Tommy Lee said: “Getting known actors would not do anybody or the film or the band or any of that stuff justice.

“I think watching a well-known actor play Vince or myself or Nikki or Mick would be weird, because all of those other movies they’ve done would be attached to that character, and it would be real hard to remove those. There’s a lot of up-and-coming young actors that are fucking amazing.”

Mötley Crüe are set to play their final shows this year before retiring from live music, with Vince Neil eyeing up LAs Whisky A Go Go for their last ever gig: “I hope we can have our final after-party at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip where we began 34 years ago if it hasn’t been torn down by then. It would be a fitting place to celebrate the beginning and the end,” he said.

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot starts campaign to fund movie

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Joe Elliot, frontman with globe-conquering Sheffield rock band Def Leppard, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to make a movie.

The Bridge will tell the story of a smalltown rock musician who has to decide between life or self destruction. Bobby Field, the man behind award-winning comedy Guy In Row Five, is in the Director’s chair.

As well as Elliot himself, cast and crew include Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, Twisted Sister’s Eddie Ojeda, Sin Quirin and Al Jourgensen of Ministry and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders.

Says Elliot: “I think you should get involved. There are some brilliant people working in front of the camera and behind the camera.”

A wide variety of incentives are available to those who contribute to the campaign, including the opportunity to have Joey Santiago cook you dinner. Some of the funds pledged will also be given to the Fender Music Foundation charity.

“Your contribution is going to mean a lot to keep the integrity of this film and the vision of the artist,” says Santiago.

The Bridge is described as being about “the rise of small town music prodigy, Luke Weaver, who faces the decision to choose life or continue down his steadfast path to self-destruction. Suffocating in small town monotony, and going nowhere fast, Luke watches his hometown band – and life as he knows it – crumble, when his best friend and bandmate decides to moves on.”

You can find out more about the campaign, the movie and pledge funds via the project’s Indiegogo website.

You can also watch Joe Elliot’s official campaign video below:

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