A number of iconic musicians have teamed together to help tell the story of the Bay Area punk explosion of the late ’80s and early ’90s, with the release of documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.
The documentary is narrated by Iggy Pop, while the three members of Green Day have signed on to executive produce.
“Turn it Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that’s a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community.”
The documentary will feature interviews with Green Day, NOFX‘s Fat Mike, Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman and Lars Frederiksen, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Noodles from The Offspring, Jello Biafra and East Bay Ray from The Dead Kennedys, Fugazi‘s Ian Mackaye, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, Bad Religion‘s Brett Gurewitz and Jay Bentley, AFI‘s Davey Havok, and many more.
The film will screen in the U.S. this winter, and hopefully we’ll have some Aussie distribution news soon. Read more about the film here.