Dig! + Killing Bono

Dig! + Killing Bono
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Truth and fiction are blurred in a look at why some bands make it and some don't. Dig! as a documentary everyone who cares about art should ...

Posted March 4, 2021
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 13

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Truth and fiction are blurred in a look at why some bands make it and some don’t. Dig! as a documentary everyone who cares about art should see (whether they like music or not). Oh hey wait, it’s THAT band. When someone gets several once in a lifetime shots at fame (and throws them away every time). Paul Hewson and the boys. Trying to make it in music when the other band from your small town is U2. That’s Killing Bono for you. Two films compare two bands side to side for a total of four musical acts – three that people have heard of, and one that had a film written about then. Very, very bizarre musical math.

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Dig!

Dig!


Released: May 14, 2004
Runtime: 107 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Ondi Timoner
Writer: Ondi Timoner
Starring: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion

A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garnered major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs.

Killing Bono

Killing Bono


Released: April 1, 2011
Runtime: 114 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Nick Hamm
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Simon Maxwell
Starring: Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Pete Postlethwaite

The true story of Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

 
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