Dave Grohl‘s is directing a new documentary called What Drives Us.
The “us” in question is all the bands and musicians who spent years on the road touring in vans with only one dream: to play live music.
“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,” Grohl says.
“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?’ he adds. “What drives us?”
To do that, Grohl interviews many of his famous friends, including Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson, The Beatles‘ Ringo Starr, Slash and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, St. Vincent, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, No Doubt‘s Tony Kanal and U2‘s The Edge, among many others.
Many of said famous friends are included in the What Drives Us trailer, which premiered via Deadline.com.
What Drives Us will premiere April 30 as part of The Coda Collection, a new, music-focused subscription streaming channel on Amazon Prime Video.
Last week, Grohl just announced that he’s releasing his first book, The Storyteller, on October 5. And as for his day job, Foo Fighters dropped their new album, Medicine at Midnight, in February.
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