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9 Epic Music Documentaries on Netflix

I don't usually watch documentaries–they're nice, but there's so much more. But these Music Documentaries on Netflix are epic and totally worth watching if you have the time.

I do love some documentaries, don't get me wrong. But the word itself isn't necessary titillating. And, frankly, if I was given a choice between a traditional documentary and a comedy, I'm watching a comedy every time.

But, when you start talking about music documentaries, documentaries about some of my favorite bands? Well, hands-down, I'm grabbing that remote and checking it out.

All of these are so worth the watch. Let's rock out.

Netflix Documentaries About Music

The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir

This chronicle of Bob Weir highlights his brotherhood with Jerry Garcia and his success as a member of one of the world's most influential bands. | Watch on Netflix

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett (Actors)

Metallica: Some Monster

This collection includes the acclaimed rock documentary about Metallica, plus a film checking in with the still-thriving group 10 years later. | Watch on Netflix

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Why she and ex-fiance Taylor Kinney broke up, her true feelings toward Madonna, dealing with fibromyalgia and more. … Here are 11 things we learned from watching Five Foot Two. … Within the first three minutes of the documentary, Gaga mentions ex-fiance Taylor Kinney. | Watch on Netflix

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

In a documentary with unparalleled access, discover the people and sounds that inspired rock ‘n' roll legend Keith Richards from childhood to today. … Still being Keith, taking on the devil with a guitar in his hands and blues in his soul. | Watch on Netflix

Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. | Watch on Netflix

Hip-Hop Evolution

Hip-hop music first developed in the United States in the 1970s and has steadily grown in popularity in the decades since then. This docuseries traces the genre’s dynamic evolution from the beginning through the 1990s. It starts with a look at artists including MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Lil Kim| Watch on Netflix

Nina Simone: What Happened Miss Simone?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nina Simone (Actor)


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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Unpack the mythology of Miles Davis and learn the true story of a jazz legend with never-before-seen footage and celebrity interviews. | Watch on Netflix

This is Pop

Uncover the real stories behind your favorite pop songs as this docuseries charts the impact of the festival scene, Auto-Tune, boy bands and more. | Stream on Netflix

If you love all things hip hop, listen to this Audible Original featuring renowned music producer and performer Maejor with a free trial of Audible Plus:

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