Feature Article: 3 Great Music Documentaries About Recently Deceased Artists

1. History of the Eagles

At just over 3 hours long, I imagine that most people other than die-hard Eagles fans would keep on scrolling, but trust me, it's well worth watching. Released in 2013, the film features rare footage and insightful commentary by all of the band members, including vocalist Glenn Frey just a few years before his tragic death earlier this year.

2. Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

This film features Levon Helm, best known for his role as drummer and vocalist for the folk rock group, The Band. Whether or not you have heard of Helm, you've likely heard The Band's hit song "The Weight," ranked 41 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Although the film features Helm's time with The Band, it focuses more on his later years as he struggles with fame, illness, and money problems until his eventual death in 2012. "Ain't In It for My Health" is a dark and depressing no-bullshit look at an artist staying true to himself and his music until the very end.

3. Lemmy

When Lemmy Kilmister, vocalist and bass player from Motorhead, died at the end of last year, it was a surprise. That is, a surprise that he had managed to live for so long after drinking, smoking, gambling, and generally going against everything doctors recommend for nearly 70 years. So don't cry over Lemmy after watching, but instead down a few jack and cokes, light a smoke, hit the slots, and keep on rocking.