Sunday, December 22, 2019

Two New Documentaries That Helped Explain The History Rock Music & The Birth Of Heavy Metal

Earlier this month Cleopatra Entertainment released two new documentaries centered around the history of rock music. The first new video titled "Come On Feel The Noize: The Story Of How Rock Became Metal" features interviews some of the biggest artists and bands in the hard rock/heavy metal community. The 90-minute film centers around some of Britain's biggest bands, like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, who've had a helping hand in the creation of what would become heavy metal music. The film features interviews with Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Dee Snider, Scott Ian and many, many more, as they guide you through their influences. The documentary centers around many of the rock bands that performed on the British television show "The Old Grey Whistle Test" and Germany's "Musik Laden" show. It features tons of great archival footage, as the film moves from early hard rock to the formation of punk to what became thrash metal and theatrical metal music. While most of the documentary follows the formation of metal through the eyes of the British, "Come On Feel The Noize" does touch upon America's impact with certain bands, and how conquering the American crowds meant success for certain bands. To find out more about "Come On Feel The Noize: The Story Of How Rock Became Metal," please visit

Another new documentary about the history of rock and roll centers around the rise and fall of the British music newspaper, the Melody Maker and its impact on making or breaking the success of many up-n-coming bands. The new video titled "Melody Makers: The Bible Of Rock 'n' Roll" revolves around the paper's amazing, "priceless" photos and the ability to be on top of what was happening in the world of music throughout the sixties and seventies. Photographer Barrie Wentzell is the heart of this documentary, as he explains his approach to capturing some of the most iconic images in the history of rock music. Artists Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Eric Burdon (The Animals) are also interviewed as to what the "Melody Maker" newspaper meant to them as musicians and as fans. Some of the inside stories about touring with Led Zeppelin or Keith Moon's antics are told with such love, as these memories may live on forever in the pages of the "Melody Maker." To find out more about this new film "Melody Makers: The Bible Of Rock 'n' Roll," please visit,

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