Published Sep 08, 2011Aside from a brief reunion in 2009, Mott the Hoople haven't done much of anything since their mid-70s breakup. Now, the British group's short but sweet career will be examined in a new documentary, The Ballad of Mott the Hoople, due out November 15 through Start Productions.
According to a press release, the feature-length film "tells the whole story leading up to the band imploding at the height of their fame." But don't worry about this breakup story being too much of a bummer -- it's also a "heart warming saga of the ascendancy and decline of a rock band who were ploughing a musical landscape across a period in cultural history that was generally breaking new ground."
The film includes exclusive footage from the 2009 reunion gigs, as well as interviews with the band members, along with such artists as Mick Jones of the Clash and Queen's Roger Taylor. As a cool added bonus, the DVD liner notes have been penned by Morrissey, who apparently is a huge Mott fan.
You can check out ten-minute trailer for the film below.