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The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. The term was used by Rob Reiner in the mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. A neologism (Greek νεολογισμός [neologismos], from νέος [neos] new + λόγος [logos] word, speech, discourse + suffix -ισμός [-ismos] -ism) is a word, term, or phrase which has been recently created (coined) — often to apply to new concepts, to synthesize pre-existing concepts, or to make older terminology sound more contemporary. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ...


The concept of the Rockumentary Podcast was coined by Brinkley Warren in 2005 in conjunction with Athcast.com [1], a start-up non-profit that produces rockumentaries in multimedia podcast form. "ATHCAST" is a music preservation podcast started by Mike Ewing and Brinkley Warren that consists of video, audio, and interactive slideshows that preserve and disseminate the legendary music scene in Athens, GA. A rockumentary podcast is a digital music product similar to a traditional rockumentary but packaged in podcast form. ... An orange square with waves indicates that an RSS feed is present on a web page. ... Downtown Athens, as seen through the University of Georgia arch Athens or Athens-Clarke County is a city located in Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, just off of Georgia 316. ...


List of "rockumentary" titles

Rockumentary film examples include:

New Media examples include the podcast program "ATHCAST". Sticky Carpet : Melbournes Underground Rockumentary is a 2006 documentary film by Mark Butcher, Glenn Waterworth and Pip Stafford. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (also known simply as Shut Up and Sing) is a documentary film produced and directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck. ... Monterey Pop is a 1968 film by D.A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. ... Poster promoting the festival The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. ... Cracked Actor is a 53 minute long documentary filmed by the BBC in 1974 about David Bowie during his drug using days. ... David Bowie (David Robert Jones 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Glastonbury is a 2006 documentary film directed by Julien Temple which details the history of the Glastonbury Festival from 1970 to 2005. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury Festival or Glasto, is the largest [1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, chronicling the Rolling Stones 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... DVD cover of Gimme Shelter, the documentary film of the Altamont Music Festival The Altamont Free Concert was a famous rock music festival held on December 6, 1969. ... Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1973 Adrian Maben film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs, at the ruins of the empty ancient amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Soundtrack album cover. ... The Who are an English rock band who first emerged in 1964. ... The Song Remains the Same is a concert film by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Dont Look Back (sic) is a 1967 documentary film by D.A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylans 1965 concert tour of England. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... Lord Dont Slow Me Down is a rockumentary film, looking back on British band Oasis Dont Believe The Truth world tour from May 2005 to March 2006. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... The Naked Brothers Band may refer to: The Naked Brothers Band (film) - an independent mockumentary film (2005) The Naked Brothers Band (TV series) - a Nickelodeon television series (2007) Category: ... The Naked Brothers Band may refer to: The Naked Brothers Band (film) - an independent mockumentary film (2005) The Naked Brothers Band (TV series) - a Nickelodeon television series (2007) Category: ... The Filth and the Fury is a reference to a headline featured on British tabloid paper the Sun after an interview on BBC Televisions Today with Bill Grundy; Siouxsie Sioux (of Banshees fame) was a 17 year old groupie who was on the show with the drunken Pistols when... Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Stalking Pete Doherty is a documentary by Max Carlish, a BAFTA-award winning film director. ... For the political and social groups see Libertine The Libertines were an English rock band who gained notoriety in the early 2000s, as part of what was described as the garage rock revival movement of that time. ... This article is about the band Babyshambles. ... DiG! movie poster DiG! is a 2004 documentary film directed by Ondi Timoner. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Brian Jonestown Massacre (frequently abbreviated as BJM or The BJM) is a psychedelic rock band founded in San Francisco, California in the early 1990s, led by Anton Newcombe. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... DVD cover. ... Radiohead are an English rock band from Oxfordshire, initially formed in 1985 under the name On a Friday. ... The greatest live concert movie ever ... Neil Percival Young[1] OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and film director. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Some Kind Of Monster, also the name of a song released in 2003 by Metallica, is the name of a 2004 film featuring the band. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Lets Rock Again! is a music documentary film following Joe Strummer as he tours across America and Japan with his band the Mescaleros promoting their second album Global a Go-Go. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash, and later The Mescaleros. ... Rattle and Hum refers to both a motion picture about the band U2 and its companion album, documenting the bands 1987 Joshua Tree Tour of the United States and its exploration into American music. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Decline of Western Civilization is a rockumentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles punk rock scene in 1979 and 1980. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... American Hardcore is a documentary filmed by Paul Rachman. ... Hardcore punk (usually referred to simply as hardcore) is a subgenre of punk rock which originated in the United States of America in the late 1970s. ... Fast Future Generation is a rockumentary DVD featuring Good Charlotte on tour in Japan. ... Good Charlotte is a Pop Punk band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. ... This article is about the band named Pixies. ... I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco is a documentary film by Sam Jones which follows the American Alterna-country rock band Wilco through the creation and distribution of their fourth studio album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. ... Wilco is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig about the life and music of Daniel Johnston, which won the Directors Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ... Daniel Dale Johnston (b. ... Funky Monks is the title of a 1991 documentary (also the title of a song from the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik) about the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the recording of their chart-topping 1991 major label debut album Blood Sugar Sex Magik which was produced... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a multiple Grammy Award-winning[1] American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983 by Anthony Kiedis (vocals) Hillel Slovak (guitar), and Michael Flea Balzary (bass). ... Life on the Murder Scene is a live album by My Chemical Romance, due to be released on March 21st, 2006 (see 2006 in music). ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This Is Spinal Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1983 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... New media is a term describing media that can only be created or used with the aid of computer processing power. ...


MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s had a series called Rockumentary. Some of the artists that were featured were: AC/DC in 1991, Aerosmith in 1990, Eric Clapton in 1990, Def Leppard in 1988, Don Henley in 1990, Rod Stewart in 1988, Pink Floyd in 1989, Mötley Crüe in 1989, Genesis in 1992, Metallica in 1992 and 1996, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Van Halen and one on Heavy Metal music. This article is about the band. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band, regarded by some as Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band. [1][2] Although they are known as the bad boys from Boston, none of the bands members are actually from that city. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall... Def Leppard are a hard rock band from Sheffield, England, who formed in 1977 at the time of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), was born and raised in London. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 (see 1965 in music) in Los Angeles by keyboardist Ray Manzarek, vocalist Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... Van Halen is an American hard rock band. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed between 1968 and 1974. ...


See also

Category:Music documentary films


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