The music industry is fast paced and packed to the brim with vibrant and intriguing personalities. With that speedy lifestyle comes a wide array of equally interesting stories that highlight its true essence behind all the glitz and glamour. That essence comes with both highs and lows, capturing some of Hollywood’s biggest names at their best as well as their worst depending on the setting. Platforms such as TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter have built entire businesses based upon detailing these occurrences and illuminating the underbelly of what appears to be, on the surface, heaven on Earth. HBO is currently working on a new project that will explore some of the more groundbreaking stories embedded into the history of the entertainment industry, with the first trailer for the documentary series Music Box releasing this week to the pleasure of eager fans and music aficionados.
Around the middle of the 20th century, the music industry began to shift gears as recorded music became more accessible than ever before. Musicians were achieving notoriety and earning income at unprecedented levels, but more money also means more problems. This duality of incredible peaks and tumultuous lows is now set to be documented in a new HBO docuseries entitled Music Box, with each episode being a full feature length documentary. The first episode of the series actually already aired last weekend when Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage debuted on the acclaimed network and set the stage for the rest of the series. Other episodes will center around stories and events such as Alanis Morisettee’s work on her debut album Jagged Little Pill and the life of the legendary rapper DMX who passed away earlier this year, highlighted in the trailer above.
Docuseries have been at the forefront of Hollywood over this past year as new content is being produced at a rate seemingly greater than ever before. The trend began with Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness featuring the infamous tiger breeder and Tiger King himself Joe Exotic, highlighting just how vast the topics these series covers are. Music Box will focus on stories that are a little more noteworthy in comparison, covering the stories of artists from a variety of genres and backgrounds that are sure to turn heads. If you’re interested in the new series, you can watch the second episode of Music Box this weekend on HBO.