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Dave Grohl announces new documentary, What Drives Us

By | Published on Tuesday 13 April 2021

Dave Grohl - What Drives Us

A new documentary directed by Dave Grohl is set to launch on Amazon Prime later this month. ‘What Drives Us’ will see the Foo Fighters frontman speaking to various other musicians, trying to get to the bottom of what makes them do something as daft as being a touring musician for decades of their lives.

“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”, says Grohl. “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?”

Musicians interviewed for the film include 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, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

The film will be available on Amazon Prime Video from 30 Apr. Watch the trailer here: