Slipknot and Jane’s Addiction Both About to Release Movies

With the amount of video, audio and editing power increasing every year, it’s easier than ever to pull together a big-screen production. Artists are making the most of it by commissioning films that chronicle…well, whatever they’d like.

Let’s start with Slipknot. Shawn “The Clown” Crahan directed Day of the Gusano, an account of the band’s Knotfest in Mexico City in 2o15.  “Slipknot still has dreams for itself,” he said. “Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It’s been a surreal life of rock and roll for Slipknot and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you.”

Here’s the trailer. The film will be available in theatres for one night on September 6.

Now, on to Jane’s Addiction. On August 4, they’ll release a concert film featuring the band playing Ritual de lo Habitual 25 years after it was released. The whole thing was shot in 4K using twenty(!!!) different cameras.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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