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Death (the Band) Gets a Documentary


04.26.13 Andy Cush

No, not that Death. This Death. The seminal pre-punk punk band from Detroit, formed in 1971, didn’t receive proper recognition until the 2000s, and now, they’re getting a fantastic looking documentary tribute. Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins both show up to pay tribute in the trailer, but the most magical moment comes when the son of one of the band’s members happily exclaims “Dad, why didn’t you tell me?” in reference to the Death records, which were kept in an attic for decades after the group split in 1977.

“It’s one of those things that keeps you going to the record store, hoping for another great story like that,” says Rollins. Well put.

A Band Called Death will be available on Video on Demand May 24 and in theatres June 28.