Keith Richards, Roger Waters, Frank Zappa: music docs on the way

It seems to be the year of the music documentary, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Rogers Waters recently revealed the trailer for his upcoming film, a movie about Frank Zappa has been announced, and now Keith Richards is to feature in a documentary coming to Netflix in September.

"Under the Influence"

The documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist is to release September 18 on Netflix. That is the same day Richards will release his first solo album first solo album in more than 20 years, "Crosseyed Heart."

Directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville ("20 Feet from Stardom"), the film is said to be an "unprecedented look into the sounds and influences" of the iconic musician, following him as he prepares his album and looking at the music that inspires him, from electric blues to country honky-tonk and southern soul, via visits to Chicago, Nashville and New York.

Intimate conversations with Richards and rare archival materials are promised.

"The Wall"

Richards joins Pink Floyd's Roger Waters in releasing a film in September. "The Wall" is slated for global cinematic release on September 29 and is being called equal parts live concert, rock documentary and personal journey.

At its center will be the three-year tour Waters undertook to bring a live performance of Pink Floyd's 1979 album to fans around the globe. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, we will watch a personal story unfold, as Waters comes to terms with the death of his father in 1944.

A trailer for "The Wall" premiered earlier this month. Watch it at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKMJ6H9SSms

Next up: Frank Zappa

Announced last week, a documentary on the innovative musician Frank Zappa, with the approval of his family trust, is expected to see the light of day in 2017. 

Variety reported that Alex Winter ("Deep Web") is set to direct from a script he wrote and has already begun production, although few details are known for now.

The singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and composer, who died in 1993, innovated and experimented with rock, jazz and classical music over the course of his career. His 100th and final album, "Dance Me This," released earlier this year.


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