Sony Video Documentaries & Performances
From Buddy Rich, John Coltrane and The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Nirvana, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the music world would be a lot different today if it wasn't for these musical geniuses. Thankfully, many of these artists have had their most legendary concerts (as well as their lives off the stage) documented on camera. In fact, this section is filled with a seemingly endless range of video documentaries and performances to move and inspire you as both a musician and music lover.
So with that in mind, are you interested in watching a band on stage at the peak of their powers, or do you want to learn more about the performers' personal lives? You'll find plenty of DVDs for both here - in fact, IMV's Behind the Player Series includes documentaries on Shannon Larkin, George Lynch and Ace Frehley. Each of these DVDs include in-depth lessons of songs from each rock star, and also behind-the-scenes looks at their careers. The IMV Behind the Player DVDs are well organized, thought provoking and simply must-haves for any fan of the aforementioned musicians.
Now, if it's an unforgettable concert moment that you're after, take a look at the many titles available from Hal Leonard. To name a few, there's the Buddy Rich Live in '78 DVD; the Led Zeppelin Good Times, Bad Times 2 DVD Set and the Metalmania 2008 Live Concert DVD. Hudson Music is another music education company that's respected for their video documentaries and performances. Need some suggestions? Check out their Neil Peart: Anatomy of a Drum Solo (2-DVD Set) or the Super Classic Jazz Trio DVD Pack.
The world has been introduced to countless talented musical artists and groups over the past century, and learning more about what made these performers special only enhances the experience of listening to their music. Along with the DVDs mentioned, there are many other video documentaries and performances here as well, so don't feel like you have to settle for just one. Whether you're interested in studying the style of an influential icon or simply want to broaden your knowledge of pop culture, you're definitely in the right place.