The eighty-minute documentary will be shown on March 11 and filmed at several rock festivals in the United States. The film features interviews with Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Duff McKagan (Guns N ‘Roses), and more big names. The documentary also magnifies the volume of completely different fans who all share the same passion during their concerts: ruthless live music.
An ode to the fans
Director and producer Jonathan McHugh was eager to capture the excitement he felt in his teens when he attended Hard Rock shows. He told Billboard Entertainment magazine, “When I reached adulthood in the late 1970s, I was lucky enough to see legends like Led Zeppelin, Kiss, and Black Saturday Flower.” “Their live energy was so addicting. I only felt it again when I saw Team Metallica and Rage Against The Machine in the 1990s.”
The film follows a group of fans who meet annually at several hard rock festivals. From a trauma nurse to a woman in a wheelchair who loves to surf during concerts. According to director McHugh, the movie is an ode to these indispensable bonds on a live show. “They are just hard-working people who need this music to pass their days. The relationship between these bands and their fans has totally blown me away and I hope that translates into the movie.”