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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.

Director:

Justin McConnell

Writer:

Justin McConnell (concept)
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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
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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.

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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated

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Insightful
7 November 2008 | by nkotb_rockSee all my reviews

Whether a musician yourself or just a fan of music, this documentary will interest you. Working Class Rock Star brings you behind the scenes to look at the reality of the life of a musician. From record contract nightmares to grueling tour scheduals it shows the real work that goes on behind the music.

The film features sage advice for up coming musicians from experienced bands such as Lamb of God, Mahogany Rush, The Haunted, Arch Enemy, and GWAR. Also included is a detailed look into bands just getting into the game. All around, the film gives a good overall look at what it is like to be in the music industry today.


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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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