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Craig Earl
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Posted: 30 October 2020 at 1:13pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Following on from the success of Bohemian Rhapsody & Rocketman, I've been giving some thought to other musical biopics and also some that have yet to be.

Any candidates?

Maybe one that has sex and drugs and The Children of God just to start with? 

I'm thinking a Fleetwood Mac one would be hard to beat!
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Posted: 30 October 2020 at 1:35pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It's been reported that Madonna will be directing an autobiopic.

Also, I remember reading a few years ago that Neil Peart's GHOST RIDER bio had been optioned for a movie, but nothing ever came of it.
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I'm sure you could make a pretty decent film about Britney Spears' life. Quite a few plot twists in that tale.

Def Leppard might be interesting because of the overcoming adversary angle following Rick Allen's accident.

A Paul Simon bipoic would have a wealth of music to choose from and a few interesting story arcs. Records with childhood pal. Decided to split. Producer adds drums and bass to one of their acoustic tracks, becomes a hit, so they decide not to split. Then fall out. Split again. Solo success. Marries Hollywood princess. Career goes into funk. Goes to South Africa. Records music with black musicians in the Apartheid era. Has monster hit album.

A Badfinger film would be a downer, but it's one hell of a compelling story. Some great music to go with it.

Guns N' Roses could be pretty entertaining in a tracing-the-excesses kind of way.


 
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I'd love to see a good old-fashioned raucous, raunchy comedic take on a rock 'n roll biopic...

Although it most likely would be hard to do it justice, I'd love to see a movie version of NOTHIN' TO LOSE, based on the oral-history book of the same name about KISS.  I laughed out loud many times, reading that one!




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Craig Earl
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 4:06am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Good shouts for KISS and Badfinger (I agree that Badfinger would be a tough watch. Be interesting to see who who would be cast as Stan Polley for that one!).

I agree that Britney Spears and Madonna would be worthwhile tales, but as a fan of neither it wouldn't be something I would pay to watch. Kate Bush, on the other hand...

I guess controversy plays a part in being able to give substance to a good biopic. I'm a big Genesis fan and would certainly watch a Genesis biopic, although there's not a huge amount of controversy to their particular story.

How about ELO? Now that would be a joyous experience


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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 11:45pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Lou Reed.

Gil Scott-Heron.

David Bowie.

Janis Joplin. (There was supposed to be a biopic but it got shelved.)


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Craig Earl
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Bowie is a no-brainer
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Def Leppard might be interesting because of the overcoming adversary angle following Rick Allen's accident

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There was a tv movie version years ago. It was decent. Covered the band up through Hysteria and maybe a bit after. The car crash was definitely part of the story.
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How has there NOT been a KISS biopic?? That one is just begging to
be made.
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The Def Leppard one was spoilt for me by casting U.S.
actors with no idea of Sheffield accents! Being
British, the all over the place accents really took me
out of the film. It would be good if they went from
the start up to Steve Clarke's descent and death as
well as Rick's car crash.

A Neil Peart/Rush biopic would be nice.

ELO would be good too.

A Kiss one would be good, if it was honest about Ace
and Peter's problems, not sure they'd be ok with it?
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I forgot: Black Sabbath. Not Ozzy alone. Just Sabbath during the Ozzy (pre-Dio) years. Certainly enough there for an interesting movie. I remember reading they had trouble entering the U.S. for their first American tour because The Powers That Were thought they'd be a security risk or something like that.
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Posted: 07 November 2020 at 5:34pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

My top 3 choices for what I'd like to see:

Alice Cooper

Guns N' Roses 

Poison

(Incidentally, Alice Cooper did a song with Guns N' Roses called `The Garden', and GNR covered `Under My Wheels.)
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