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Press Talks: On Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

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  • March 11, 2017

EW SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK

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  • March 11, 2017

For decades, British photographer Mick Rock has been one of the best known visual chroniclers of the music scene — and not just because his name could hardly be more a propos.

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AFM: Magnolia Pictures Buys Mick Rock Documentary ‘Shot!’

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  • November 8, 2016

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to British film and music video director Barnaby Clay’s documentary “Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.”

The movie, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, chronicles the life of rock photographer and artist Mick Rock, who captured David Bowie, Queen, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Lou Reed with his camera lens. Magnolia is targeting a 2017 theatrical release.

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Indiewire: David Bowie & Freddie Mercury Rock Out in Amazing Vintage Photos From Mick Rock — Exclusive Pics

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  • April 27, 2016
Indiewire: David Bowie & Freddie Mercury Rock Out in Amazing Vintage Photos From Mick Rock — Exclusive Pics
It’s been a rough few months for iconic rock stars, with Lemmy, David Bowie and now Prince all departing this mortal coil to share their talents with whichever plane of existence comes next. Undoubtedly affected by these too-soon passings is photographer Mick Rock, who’s made a career of capturing such legends as Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury and Lou Reed. Rock is the subject of “Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock,” a new documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend.
 

Mick Featured in Distinct Daily

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  • April 26, 2016
Mick Featured in Distinct Daily
Mick Rock may not be a musician, but he’s certainly an icon of rock and roll. At the center of the music scene for many decades, from the emergence of glam rock and his photos of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed to the pioneers of new wave and punk with Blondie, and the Ramones, Mick Rock has created some of the most powerful and recognizable rock music imagery and album covers in history.
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Mick Interviewed for Sud Ouest Dimanche

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  • April 26, 2016
Mick Interviewed for Sud Ouest Dimanche

UPROXX: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Live Together For The First Time In Years, David Bowie And Prince Covers Were Involved

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  • April 26, 2016
UPROXX: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Live Together For The First Time In Years, David Bowie And Prince Covers Were Involved
Break out the good confetti. Last night featured the first live Yeah Yeah Yeahs performance in quite a while. Specifically an “it’s been years and aren’t we on ‘hiatus?’” while.
The aligned forces of frontwoman Karen O, guitarist/keyboardist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase were on display at a Tribeca Film Festival afterparty as part of an all-star combo that also included Jaleel Bunton of TV on the Radio fame and Money Mike. The shindig was held at New York’s Dream Hotel to celebrate the screening of Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock which focuses on music photography luminary Mick Rock.
Sky Ferreira, TVOTR’s Tunde Adebimpe, ex-Dum Dum Girl Kristin Kontrol and Gogol Bordello singer Eugene Hutz all lent a hand at multiple points during the covers-packed set that pinballed from David Bowie to Prince to The Ramones and beyond. The pulsating Fever to Tell classic “Date With the Night” also made an appearance and that’s an always welcome development. Toss it next to Blondie and Velvet Underground tunes and you’re in safe hands. Read more here: http://uproxx.com/music/yeah-yeah-yeahs-reunite/

Brooklyn Vegan: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Their First Show in Years at the Mick Rock Doc Afterparty

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  • April 26, 2016
Brooklyn Vegan: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Their First Show in Years at the Mick Rock Doc Afterparty

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, the documentary on legendary rock photographer Mick Rock — who’s known for iconic shots of Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen and many more — had its premiere last night (4/22) during the Tribeca Film Festival. There was an afterparty at the Dream Downtown hotel in downtown Manhattan (set between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea) which had live performances, including the first Yeah Yeah Yeahs show since they went on “a bit of a hiatus.” (Their last hometown show was at Barclays Center in 2013.) They played some YYYs stuff of course, and also worked Bowie and VU covers into their set for the occasion.
Other performers included Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz, TV on the Radio, Marky Ramone, Sky Ferreira and Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark. Mick Rock himself was in attendance, as was Debbie Harry, NYC nightlife staple Nur Khan (who presented the afterparty) and many more. Click here for pics and clips from the show: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/yeah-yeah-yeahs-played-their-first-show-in-years-at-the-mick-rock-doc-afterparty-pics-videos/

Stereogum: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reunite To Cover David Bowie & Lou Reed At Mick Rock Party

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  • April 26, 2016

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been on “a bit of a hiatus” since the release of Mosquito in 2013. “We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch,” Karen O told NME in 2014. “The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think.” Well, the time was apparently right last night, because Yeah Yeah Yeahs reunited at NYC’s Dream Hotel to play an afterparty celebrating the premiere of rock photographer Mick Rock’s new documentary Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock, as Rolling Stone reports. Rock’s photos have graced the covers of albums like Lou Reed’s Transformer and the Ramones’ End Of The Century, and he served as David Bowie’s official photographer in the 1970s, so it makes sense that Yeah Yeah Yeahs teamed up with TV On The Radio’s Jaleel Bunton and keyboardist Money Mark to kick off the evening with covers of Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” and Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Karen O and Nick Zinner also performed the Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” without drummer Brian Chase, who was replaced by Marky Ramone. Watch some clips from the show here: yeah yeah yeah

NME: Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover Bowie at First Gig in 16 Months

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  • April 26, 2016
NME: Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover Bowie at First Gig in 16 Months

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have played their first set since December 2014 at a New York gig celebrating Mick Rock, the British photographer renowned for his shots of rock stars including Mick Jagger and David Bowie.

Rock is releasing a new documentary, ‘Shot!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’, which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film is directed by British director Barney Clay, husband of Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.

As reported by Rolling Stone, at the premiere’s afterparty at Dream Downtown, Karen O joined up with Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase, plus Money Mark and TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton. They covered Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ and Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’.
Click here for clips: http://www.nme.com/news/yeah-yeah-yeahs/93181