Since the influence of digital streaming, we are now able to stream endless documentaries from the tips of our fingers. From hometown heroes to arena sellouts, here’s a personal collection of the top 10 musician documentaries.
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
We recognize them by their radio hits, but this big-time band has homegrown roots. The documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon puts you first hand into the lives of the small-town band from Oklahoma that made it to the top of the charts with their twist on rock n roll.
Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead documents the life of one of the most well-known DJ’s in the world, Steve Aoki, and the legacy of his father which he tries to uphold.
From 2Pac vs Biggie to Dr. Dre vs Easy-E, Beef exposes some of the most iconic MC rivalries in hip-hop history, as well as the violence that fuels them.
Short film F10rida delves into the creation of house music superstar Diplo’s “F10rida” album. This psychedelic film is not like most documentaries because of it’s mind-stirring visuals but explains greatly the madness behind of Diplo’s eccentric style.
Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
In 1985, one of hip-hop’s most influential artists, A Tribe Called Quest was born. The documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life offers a glimpse of their grind from day one and the influence they have on artist still to this day.
Let’s Make A Spaceship
Let’s Make A Spaceship is a must watch for one looking to see the creation of a large-scale tour and what all goes into making it. This documentary follows world-renown DJ Skrillex and documents his “Mothership” tour behind the scenes.
A Year WIth Armin Van Buuren
The documentary A Year Armin Van Buuren documents the life of one of the most pivotal DJ’s in the world. This year long voyage exposes life on the road for Armin as well as uncovers some insight from his personal life.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
If grunge had a single iconic figure, it would be Kurt Cobain. Montage of Heck exposes the fame of Cobain as well as the disturbing personal battles he dealt with.
Daft Punk: Unchained
French sensation Daft Punk is one of the most well-known pioneers of mainstream dance music. Daft Punk: Unchained uncovers the rise to fame of these two masterminds.
This is a must for all music enthusiasts. Woodstock documents the quintessential journey of the 1969 festival and covers the political revolution the fueled it. Performances from the era’s most influential artists such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix tie the documentary together.
Next time you are looking for a musician documentary to binge on, add one of these top 10 to your wish list.