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Working Class Rock Star (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 2008 (Canada)
The lives and struggles of touring musicians as they expose a little seen face of the music industry, and how it is changing.


Justin McConnell


Justin McConnell (concept)




Credited cast:
Randy Blythe ... Self
Dave Brockie ... Self
Jean-François Dagenais Jean-François Dagenais ... Self
Alex Delis Alex Delis ... Self
Jessica DesJardins Jessica DesJardins ... Self
Peter Dolving Peter Dolving ... Self
Jason Fields Jason Fields ... Self
Norm Geneau Norm Geneau ... Self
Kevin Gibson Kevin Gibson ... Self
Shane Ivy Shane Ivy ... Self
Rob Kleiner Rob Kleiner ... Self
Frank Marino Frank Marino ... Self
Mike Marino Mike Marino ... Self
Matt McGachy Matt McGachy ... Self
Trevor Phipps Trevor Phipps ... Self


The music industry is changing, record sales are down, artists are making less money, and mediocrity holds sway. Yet there are more bands than ever before working for years just to receive even the tiniest drop of success. Following the lives and careers of Tub Ring, Bloodshoteye, and 3 Mile Scream, with supporting interviews from major players in the heavy music scene, this documentary sheds light on why some bands never make it and why the ones that break realize only too soon that life on a label is only the beginning of their troubles. Written by Baseline Studiosystems

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The rarely seen face of the music industry.


Documentary | Music


Not Rated

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eye opener
30 October 2008 | by echo_g101See all my reviews

This film is interesting, informative, and filled with great music and truly captures how in any creative industry people are going to struggle and this film is so vividly accurate of showing the struggles these people have to endure. Enjoyed the wide spectrum of experience from the artists and the down to earth tone of the film, and actually having a view into these peoples family lives. Also a huge fan of Tubring, but i think this film can reach more then just the metal genre. All should go see how the creative industries chew up and spit out all who try to make a living doing what they love. Highly recommend this to all music lovers, or other aspiring artists.

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2008 (Canada) See more »

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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