If music is your thang (and we know it is), you probably already know that Netflix offers no shortage of excellent music documentaries with fly-on-the-wall views of our favorite artists.
Because the stories behind the music are worth savoring as much as the songs themselves are – here’s our list of the 5 must-watch rock music documentaries currently streaming on Netflix.
1. History of The Eagles – The Story of an American Band (2013)
A two-part authorized documentary about the career of the American rock group The Eagles. The film features interviews, concert performances and archival footage and represents a comprehensive history of the bad.
2. Metallica – Some Kind of Monster (2004)
A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001 to 2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. Click here to watch it now.
3. Foo Fighters – Back and Forth (2011)
This documentary chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos that Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana‘s drummer, through to its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.
4. Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016)
Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.
5. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (2010)
This biographical documentary tells rock pioneer Jimi Hendrix’s story in his own words, by combining the musician’s private writings and recorded interviews. It delves into the Hendrix family archive, working in such elements as the artist’s personal sketches, postcards that he wrote to his father, and more.
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