A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

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Anton Newcombe ...
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Matt Hollywood ...
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Peter Holmstrom ...
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Zia McCabe ...
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Brent DeBoer
Eric Hedford ...
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Dean Taylor ...
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Brad Wm. Clark ...
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The Dandy Warhols ...
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Jeff Davies ...
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Frankie Emerson ...
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Erik Gavriluk ...
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Nic Harcourt ...
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Tracks the tumultuous rise of two talented musicians, Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre; and Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols; dissecting their star-crossed friendship and bitter rivalry. Both are hell-bent on staging a self-proclaimed revolution of the music industry. Through their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers--and ultimately to their chance at a piece of the profit-driven music business--how each handles his stab at success is where the relationship frays and burns. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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13 April 2005 (France)  »

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$20,437 (USA) (1 October 2004)

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$127,067 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Courtney Taylor-Taylor is singer of The Dandy Warhols which is one the bands included on the documentary. Taylor-Taylor narrates the film, giving the viewer the idea that the opinions given are his own. See more »

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Miranda Lee Richards: It's such an interesting case study, like what in the end will yield people success? Eventually it's just kind of like, 'shit man, what if it doesn't happen?'
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Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Super-Sonic
Written by Anton Newcombe (as A. Newcombe) / The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of Bomp!/Tangible
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i'm diggin' too
17 October 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Rock n' roll is a messy business and DiG! demonstrates this masterfully. A project of serious ambition, and perhaps foolhardiness, the filmmaker is able to mend together seven tumultuous years of following around two unwieldy rock groups. With that said, the abundance of quality material ensures the film's ability to captivate the audience. If you've ever been interested in any realm of the music industry, this movie will undoubtedly be an arresting viewing. the music in the film, although it suffers minimally from requisite cutting and pasting, is worth the price of admission alone. the morning after i saw DiG! i went straight to the record store to pick up a Brian Jonestown Massacre album (i was already initiated to the Dandy Warhols' sounds). Primarily defined by its exploration of rock music, the film succeeds at other profound levels. DiG! is a sincere, and sufficiently objective, glance into the destructive and volatile nature of the creative process and the people that try to wrangle those forces.


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