Frontman of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, is back at it again with another documentary. What Drives Us is described as “a love letter to the rare club of rock and roll, as well as an inspiration to every young kid who dreams of a life playing music.” Everyone has a story about how they first fell in love with music and made it their livelihood. Their passion is what led them to chase their dreams, all on different paths, but they all had a plan.
“The film explores the logistics of what it takes to turn a van into a home, and how the tricks of this trade have been handed down through the decades. There was a time before the digital age when this is how music and information made its way through the world. You had to take it to the people yourself and hope that word would spread like wildfire. While the world has changed, the rite of passage has not. There is no other way to know whether you can make it in this business. You have to get in the van.”
Several incredible musicians took part including Flea, Jennifer Finch, Tony Kanal, Lars Ulrich, Charlie Gabriel, Brian Johnson, St. Vincent, Dave Lombardo, Steven Tyler, The Edge, Ben Harper, Kira Roessler, Ringo Starr, Slash & Duff McKagan, D.H. Peligro, Exene Cervenka, Starcrawler, Mike Watt, Pete Stahl, Radkey, and Ian MacKaye.
Grohl has previously directed Sonic Highways which documented the filming process of the Foo Fighters studio album of the aforementioned name and Sound City, an eight-part documentary series on the famous Van Nuys recording studio. He is also attached to co-host and direct From Cradle to Stage with his mother Virginia, their new series based on her book.
What Drives Us will be released on April 30 exclusively on The Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. via Amazon Prime Video.