When Nirvana closed up shop in 1994, Britain's Bush was quick to seize an opportunity in a suddenly vacant market. Singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale's howl echoes that of the late Kurt Cobain, yet something about Bush's craft screams "We Are the Champions," instead of "Loser." And they certainly were, on our side of the Atlantic, anyway. Their debut, 1994's Sixteen Stone, became a huge smash, beginning with the MTV-approved lead single, "Everything Zen." Despite their Steve Albini-produced second album, the critics hated them, accusing them of being pre-fab Nirvana also-rans. But the fans loved Bush, attending the band's sold-out tours by the thousands and supporting three more studio albums, plus a greatest-hits collection, an album of remixes and 2005's Zen X Four, which compiled their top videos and acoustic and live versions of their career hits. Lead guitarist Nigel Pulsford left to spend more time with his family in 2002, and the rest of the band decided to take a break to pursue other projects. Pretty boy Rossdale has, naturally, kept busiest, forming the band Institute in 2004, settling into family life with wife Gwen Stefani and working on a solo album.
Bush Concert Films
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 56 minAn intimate concert and interview with rock band Bush. Performances include "Machinehead", "All Night Doctors", "Little Things", and "The Sounds of Winter" with host, Nic Harcourt.
Bush Top Tracks
Classic Album: Nevermind
Runtime: 49 min"Nevermind" was the second album from the Seattle trio and the first on the DGC label (it's predecessor "Bleach" was released on the Sub Pop label). It was produced by Butch Vig (also the drummer for the band Garbage) and mixed by Andy Wallace. Nirvana's surviving members Krist Novoselic (bass) and Dave Grohl (drums) talk candidly about their past, the recording of Nevermind and about Kurt Cobain and the legacy that he has left behind. Also featured are exclusive interviews with the likes of Garry Gersh (A&R DGC Records), Butch Vig, Jonathan Ponneman and Nils Bernstein (Sub Pop Records), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Jack Endino, and many more.
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 59 minAn intimate concert and interview with South African Alternative Metal band, Seether. Performances include Fake It, Rise Above This, Country Song, and Broken. With host, Nic Harcourt.
Live in Cuba
Runtime: 2 hr 30 minFilmed Live at the Anti-Imperialist Plaza in Havana, Cuba. In may 2005, Audioslave became the first american rock band to ever perform in Cuba. 60,000 screaming fans witnessed this historic event.
Guitar Center Sessions
Goo Goo Dolls
Runtime: 59 minAn intimate concert and interview with Grammy nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls. Performances include "Iris", "Broadway", "Rebel Beat" and "Slide". With host Nic Harcourt.
Single Video Theory
Runtime: 45 minSingle Video Theory is a music documentary directed by Mark Pellington that follows the making of Yield, the fifth album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. The film was shot in 16mm film over three days in November 1997 in downtown Seattle. It features interviews with the band members and behind-the-scenes footage of the band's rehearsal sessions for its shows opening for The Rolling Stones. The documentary illustrates how the band began to widen the songwriting responsibilities of its members, with bassist Jeff Ament credited with writing "Pilate" and "Low Light", and guitarist Mike McCready taking part in writing "Given to Fly" with vocalist Eddie Vedder. It was the first insight into the band's inner workings of its recording sessions, which had previously been shielded from the public.
Alive in the Windy City
Stone Temple Pilots
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minFilmed at a sold out Riviera Theatre in Chicago in March 2010, “Alive In The Windy City” is the first Stone Temple Pilots live concert to be authorized for video release. The band are in top form and the show both looks and sounds spectacular. The concert was held shortly before the release of their recent “Stone Temple Pilots” album and the tracklisting combines new songs interspersed with their classic hits. This is a great live concert by one of the most successful rock acts of the last twenty years.
Live in Cologne Germany
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minStaind dove into bleaker recesses than ever before and surfaced with their heaviest and most hypnotic album to date, STAIND, their self-titled, seventh studio album.
The multi-platinum Massachusetts hard rock outfit Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, and Johnny "Old School" April pushed itself to the very brink. There was struggle and strife, but, as a result, Staind constructed a collection of chaotically melodic songs that hearken back to their 1999 major label debut, Dysfunction, while wielding an instrumental and lyrical prowess that could only be cultivated by 16 years of writing, recording, and touring together.
This concert in Cologne Germany is one of just pure raw emotion and the performance is simply amazing. All the songs are sung with emotion drawn on lyrics taken from the lives of these exemplary band members.
Runtime: 2 hr 15 minIncubus: HQ Live features Incubus as they celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band by renting out a gallery in downtown Los Angeles to perform and connect with their fans in the most intimate of settings.
Live From the Norva
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minLive From The Norva features an hourlong set from alt-rockers Chevelle at the Norfolk, Virginia theater. The band delivers hits from their platinum-selling Wonder What’s Next, including "Send The Pain Below" and "Closure."
Live at the Moore
Runtime: 2 hr 32 minIn 1995, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Layne Staley of Alice In Chains, Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees and bassist John Baker Saunders played their final show as Seattle-grunge supergroup Mad Season at the Moore Theater in Seattle. The new release of "Live At The Moore" features the legendary show remixed and remastered, also newly edited by director Duncan Sharp for a beautiful new documentary-like presentation, giving the show an updated look as if the viewer were in room that night. Fans will be pleased that included are four performances from the show that have never been seen, including the fan-favorite "Wake Up." Also featured is a full concert of Mad Season's performance from New Years Eve 1994 at RKCNDY in Seattle (which was shot by the band's crew for an up close and intimate look at the band), both performances from Pearl Jam's pirate radio special, "Self-Pollution Radio," and the music video for the hit single "River of Deceit".
Striking That Familiar Chord
Puddle Of Mudd
Runtime: 60 minPuddle Of Mudd rose from the ashes of alternative metal with the release of their debut album Come Clean in 2001. Having been one of the first acts signed and released by Limp Bizkit front man Fred Dursts label, Flawless Records, Come Clean quickly went multi-platinum and spawned the hit singles Control, Blurry and She Hates Me. Although often grouped with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, Puddle Of Mudds sound is a lot closer to the likes of Nirvana and more traditional hard rock. This was further reinforced by the release of their second album Life On Display in 2003. Striking That Familiar Cord was recorded in the intimate settings of the famous Key Club in Los Angeles, California, capturing the band at their blistering best and featuring the hits Control, Blurry, She Hates Me and Away From Me.