'Working Class Rock Star' DVD Special Features Announced
August 12, 2008
The special features on the 'Working Class Rock Star'
DVD have been announced. An additional 90 minutes in all, including: "Pit Files
" - a bonus short documentary on the mosh pit culture, extended & deleted scenes, 7 music videos and a lot more. Pre-orders are now available through www.workingclassrockstar.com
, and come with a bonus DVD while supplies last.
Additionally, touring screenings of the film will be scheduled across North America in the coming months. Please keep checking the "events" page of the website for details as they become available.
'Working Class Rock Star'
, directed by Justin McConnell
, is a documentary focusing on the Music Industry through the eyes of the artists. McConnell
has stated that the inspiration for the film came from his work with Dog Fashion Disco
. While creating two DVDs for the Maryland band - 'DFDVD'
and 'The City Is Alive Tonight...Live in Baltimore'
- he started to form the basis for what is now the film.
The synopsis for the film is as follows: "The music industry is changing, record sales are down, artists are making less money, and mediocrity holds sway. Yet there are more bands than ever before working for years just to receive even the tiniest drop of success. Following the lives and careers of Tub Ring
, and 3 Mile Scream
, with supporting interviews from major players in the heavy music scene, this documentary sheds light on why some bands never make it and why the ones that break realize only too soon that life on a label is only the beginning of their troubles.
The film was shot between June 2005 - June 2007, capturing a two year period in the careers of each of the 3 main bands. The creation of the film was taken on in the spirit of a band trying to make and sell an album at this level of the industry.
For more information, visit www.workingclassrockstar.com