Trailer for Dave Grohl-directed music documentary, What Drives Us

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What Drives Us examines the allure of touring as a band, and will reportedly be coming to Amazon Video: trailer here.

Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman, is marking himself out a second career as a film director. To be clear, it’s not that we think he’ll ever need something to fall back on – we’re pretty sure the seemingly-evergreen Foos will be dropping albums that our grandchildren will be rocking out to – but nonetheless, Grohl has quietly been carving himself out a space as a respected documentary-maker over the last decade.

He made the 2013 film, Sound City, about the Van Nuys, California music studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind, as well as the documentary series Sonic Highways, an Emmy-winning series about The Foo Fighters.

Now Grohl is back with another upcoming music documentary, this time digging into the attraction and importance of touring, examining how bands survive on the road and why living on a bus together often forms the nucleus of a rock band. The film features contributions from a who’s who of musicians, including ‘Ringo Starr, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, St. Vincent, Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns & Roses, U2’s The Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Exene Cervenka of X, and more.’

Although no release date has yet been confirmed, it’s being reported that the film is coming to Amazon’s streaming service so you know where to keep an eye out.

How Grohl feels about breaking the ‘what goes on tour, stays on tour’ mantra, we don’t yet know. If he finds that the music business excommunicates him for breaking the code, he’s always welcome around our house for a coffee. Maybe he could teach us how to play a decent D chord.

Grohl is also said to be working on a horror film with Endeavour Content, so we’ll keep you posted as we hear more. In the meantime, do check out the trailer below ahead of the film’s launch.


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