The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale
Director: Bob Hannam Run Time: 125 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016
Starring: Buzz Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Dale Crover, David Yow, Gene Simmons, J. Mascis, Jello Biafra, Josh Homme, Krist Novoselic, Mark Arm, Mike Patton
Nitehawk’s MUSIC DRIVEN series presents a screening of the new documentary on The Melvins, THE COLOSSUS OF DESTINY – A MELVINS TALE.
Q&A with director Bob Hannam.
The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale is a film about a band who have defied all the rules, for over 33 years and counting, and still managed to succeed and do it their own way. This is the journey of band members King Buzzo and Dale Crover which leads us from the backwards-waters of the Chehalis River in Washington State, down through the = Golden Gate of Northern California, finally settling into the Los Angeles River Basin of Southern California with the rest of the world thrown in along the way.
Witness first hand the beliefs and attitudes, values and obscenities, slows and fasts, triumphs and toils, loves and hates, wits and giggles of a hugely talented and highly influential band. Hear what the countless number of peers, collaborators, understudies, admirers, even haters, have to say about their encounters with The Melvins over the past 3 decades and more. And come away with a lesson in how to survive in the wicked world of the music biz without taking yourself too damn seriously.