A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death 2013

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Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them.

  • Released: 2013-06-27
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, Music
  • Stars: Dannis Hackney, Bobby Hackney, Questlove, Vernon Reid, Kid Rock, Henry Rollins, Mickey Leigh, Alice Cooper, Elijah Wood, Wayne Kramer, David Hackney, Mick Collins
  • Director: Jeff Howlett, Mark Christopher Covino