Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
Steve 'Lips' Kudlow,
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy ... See full summary »
After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary. Director Nick Broomfield talks to lots of people: Cobain's aunt who provides home movies and recordings, the estranged father of Cobain's widow Courtney Love, an L.A. private investigator who worked for Love, a nanny for Kurt and Courtney's child, friends and lovers of both, and others. Although Love won't talk to him and his inquiries lose him financial backing, he comes to believe the coroner's verdict. Portraits emerge: a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, embarrassed by fame, hooked on heroin; an out-going Courtney, dramatic, controlling, moving from groupie to star. Written by
An attempt to turn gossip and rumors into a conspiracy theory...pure balderdash
Director Nick Broomfield makes a feeble attempt to retrace the troubled childhoods of grunge rock stars and one-time married couple Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, but his 'investigative' work uncovering possible murder scenarios in Cobain's shotgun-induced suicide chews up the bulk of this threadbare documentary. Shorn of Nirvana's music due to Love's swift legal action, the film sounds just as hollow as all the inherent melodrama plays out, with Love's estranged biological father, Cobain's aunt, and a bankrupt private investigator Broomfield's only real attractions. There's also a quick, ridiculous interview with pseudo-rocker El Duce, who claims that Love offered him 50 G's to "blow Kurt's head off" (El Duce himself later dies in a mysterious accident--more conspiracy theories!). It's a hapless, hopeless piece of work, with guerrilla filmmaking tactics that make Michael Moore's documentaries look like Scorsese by comparison. NO STARS from ****
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