In the absence of any kind of Foo Fighters tour in the foreseeable future, Dave Grohl has been keeping busy with a number of projects including a memoir that’s out October 5 and this new documentary called What Drives Us.
Featuring interviews with 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 many others, Dave seeks to determine what drives musicians to do what they do. Why get in the van and subject yourself to such hardship? Because that’s rock’n’roll, man.
If you’re in a band and this doc doesn’t make you want to hit the road, then stop right now. You don’t have what it takes to make it. But if the idea of touring in a van sounds like a grand adventure and way to grow both as a musician and a person, then watch it now.
The series is now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video. The Coda Collection has exclusive streaming rights for the US.
Here’s an excerpt featuring Brian Johnson of AC/DC.