Iggy Pop and Josh Homme are screening their American Valhalla documentary online for fans isolating during the coronavirus crisis. You can check it out in full below.
American Valhalla tells the story of the collaboration between the two American rock mavericks, along with Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and drummer Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) which resulted in the creation of Pop’s highly-acclaimed 17th studio album, 2016’s Post Pop Depression.
In a post shared on his Instagram, Iggy told fans: “We are very dedicated to make sure you stay at home. Therefore we have treat for you on Monday. One and only screening of American Valhalla online!”
He added: “We are excited that Eagle Rock decided to share their treasure and we all will have a chance to relive #PostPopDepression.”
A description on the documentary’s official website says of American Valhalla: “The film takes you on a journey from the conception of this musical partnership and the first demos recorded in Californian desert by – what became – the ‘Post Pop Depression’ band that included Dean Fertita (QOTSA) and drummer Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), and onto the release of the album, proceeded by a sold-out American and European Tour that featured the epic performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.”
Directed by Andreas Neumann, American Valhalla has attracted considerable critical acclaim, with Billboard declaring that the film succeeds in “capturing plenty of intimate, behind-the-scenes moments as well as the high-octane live shows.”
“The film positions the viewer right in the room with Iggy, Homme, & co. behind the boards and between the riffs, examining their creative process. Lyric sheets, letters and journal entries open the doorway to the chemistry and energy of their musical experience. Amidst this unflinching portrait of inspiration and creativity, a central mantra of American Valhalla’s 81 minutes is revealed: “You risk nothing, you gain nothing”.
American Valhalla can be bought here.