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Grohl-Led Documentary Chronicles ‘Life In A Van’ Before Massive Success For Bands

No band or musician starts out selling out Madison Square Garden or The Forum right away. It can take years to even progress past playing the bar circuit. A new Dave Grohl-directed documentary tells the story of a number of well-known bands just starting out. Perhaps it’ll even inspire some of the next generation of talent to hit the road and test their fortunes once more concerts return.

The new trailer for What Drives Us provides a sample of how the film will take an in-depth look at experiences from acts like No Doubt, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, and many others before they started selling out arenas. Each act pays tribute to their early years on the road and points out how important that time was to their development.

According to a press release the movie is a testament to the musicians’ life and a ‘love letter to the rare club of rock and roll’. Expect the film to be released to audiences worldwide on April 30. You’ll be able to tune in on The Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video.

“This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music. What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of “why?” What drives us?”

– Dave Grohl

Not only has the Foo Fighters just released a new album, but Grohl is also releasing a new book AND just collaborated on a new song with Mick Jagger. Nice to see Dave is keeping himself busy.

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