WATCH: Trailer for ‘Let There Be Drums!’ featuring Taylor Hawkins’ last known interview

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Monday, 17 October 2022, 10:24AM

Greenwich Entertainment have shared the first trailer for Let There Be Drums!, a documentary set to premiere later this month.

The film is directed by Justin Kreutzmann — the son of The Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann — and according to its synopsis, will focus on “the art of drumming [and] the musicians who’ve mastered it”. Let There Be Drums! will feature interviews with the world’s best-known drummers, including one of Taylor Hawkins’ final-ever interviews before his passing in March.

Elsewhere, the documentary will feature the likes of The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Tré Cool of Green Day, among many others. “The second I sat on those drums,” Hawkins says in the trailer, “it was like a bolt of lightning went through my body, and I’ll never forget that day.”

The documentary will hit Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and select theatres on October 28. In addition to exploring their musical careers, the film will also spotlight the drummers’ personal lives, with Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham discussing fatherhood and Starr contributing pre-Beatles footage. Elsewhere, Let There Be Drums! will chronicle the generational impact of its titular instrument.

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