Question of the Day: What Music Biopic Do You Want To See Made?

on May 10, 2012, 5:20pm

questionoftheday1 Question of the Day: What Music Biopic Do You Want To See Made?

Today, the estate of guitar god Jimi Hendrix came out against an upcoming Andre 3000-starring biopic, effectively denying the project original music or the necessary copyrights. As disappointing as this news may be, it’s another in a long line of delays for musical biopics (see: Jerry Garcia, Marvin Gaye, and Janis Joplin).

If legal issues and other mitigating factors weren’t a concern, what famous musician’s life would you want to see receive the Hollywood treatment? Would you want a film on the life of someone iconic, like Diana Ross or Neil Young? Or would focusing on more modern-day stars like Beyoncé or Kings of Leon get your butt into the theater? Let us know what band/singer you’d be most interested to see up on the silver screen and how you’d like to see their tale go down.

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July 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Charles Mingus or Victor Borge

May 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Eddie Vedder
Path from growing up without knowing your real dad, to pumping gas in california, to being the frontman of one of the best rock bands of the last 20 years

May 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

rory gallagher, or blind willie mctell, maybe the clash would all be cool dont ya think? 

Rike moffman
May 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

I still wanna see Vinny Chase play Joey Ramone. I was pretty excited about it until Bob sold it to Warner Bros. 

May 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

Devendra Banhart

Rory Biller
May 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Henry Rollins

Rory Biller
May 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Jello Biafra

May 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm


May 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Nick Drake – Brad Pitt looks eerily similar in someways. 

May 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

GG Allin
Wayne Coyne
and Death or Morbid Angel

May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

What happened to the Michael Hurchence one? Wasn’t it in production at one point?

May 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Bradly Nowell. If I could bring one person back from the dead- just one person, it would be him. Sorry Grandma.

May 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

A biopic following a band or the bands involved in the infamous Norwegian Black Metal scene would be very cool. 

May 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

metal: a headbangers journey has a lengthy section in it covering exactly what you want

May 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

A Replacements movie that is actually about the band, and doesn’t involve Keanu Reeves would be pretty great.

May 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

 The music biopic that i want to see made would be one about Pantera

May 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Wayne Coyne or Bowie.

May 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm



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