The British institution wakes up and releases a DVD...
The 21st Series of BBC's music show 'Later... with Jools Holland' is due to start up again in May. To coincide with the new series they're releasing a noisy DVD. Following on the DVD series from last year's '10 Years Later' best-of DVD, 'Later... Louder', is released on May 5th.
There's allsorts of good stuff on it, including the Foo Fighters, who get interviewed in the extras. Dave Grohl reckons 'Later' is "the only show like this in the entire world". He continues say it's "a good place to see bands that you've never seen live before perform 3 or 4 songs... it's all about the music".
'Later' producer Alison Howe commented of the DVD, "When we compiled the tracklisting for 'Later... Louder', we decided that each performance had to be a) exciting b) glamorous and c) great for air-guitar to make the cut. From Sonic Youth in 1992 to Foo Fighters in 2002 - Later's been getting Louder for 10 years."
Here's the full tracklisting, with the dates things were recorded for all you fact nerds..
Foo Fighters All My Life December 2002
Queens of the Stone Age No-one Knows October 2002
Screaming Trees All I Know November 1996
The Hives Main Offender November 2001
Metallica Wasting My Hate November 1996
Ash Burn Baby Burn April 2002
Hole Celebrity Skin October 1998
Sonic Youth Sugar Kane December 1992
At The Drive-In One Armed Scissor December 2000
The Datsuns Harmonic Generator December 2002
Stereophonics Vegas 2 Vegas April 2002
The Von Bondies Lack of Communication May 2002
PJ Harvey Big Exit October 2001
The Jesus & Mary Chain Snakedriver July 1993
BRMC Spread Your Love May 2002
The Cardigans My Favourite Game May 1999
Rollins Band On My Way to the Cage May 1997
Mercury Rev Goddess on a Hiway April 1999
The White Stripes Hotel Yorba November 2001
Alice in Chains Them Bones May 1993
Garbage I Think I'm Paranoid May 1999
The Afghan Whigs Somethin' Hot October 1998
Dick Dale Misirlou January 1996
The Vines Get Free April 2002
Porno for Pyros Orgasm June 1993
New Order Crystal October 2001
The Soundtrack of Our Lives Sister Surround May 2002
Mazzy Star Blue Flower July 1994
The Black Crowes with Stereophonics Twice as Hard April 2001
Primal Scream Accelerator May 2000
It's out via Warner Music Vision, it lasts 2h 25 mins and it'll cost ya £19.99 (Ouch! And to think our TV license paid for it!) but has extras such as chats with The Hives, Courtney Love, PJ Harvey, New Order, Metallica, Garbage and Henry Rollins plus an "exclusive" Foo Fighters Interview.
DiScuss: Why can't Later be on more than about 15 weeks a year? Is it right that Warner.Inc profit from tax payer funded TV? When's the BBC going to start more music programmes to support what's really happening?