The Andy Wood Story: Movie News!


From Allstar:

The footage for Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story, a documentary about the life of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood (allstar, Jan. 26, 1999), has all been gathered and director/producer Scott Barbour is currently writing the script. Barbour is still looking for distribution and hopes to debut the film at the 2001 versions of either the Sundance Film Festival or the South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990, just before the band's debut, Apple, was to be released. On the soundtrack side (which is also still being shopped to labels), Suzi Cornell, sister of ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has composed a track about Wood called "More" for use in the film and the soundtrack. Music also tentatively slated for the soundtrack (and Barbour's wish list) includes unreleased Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone material, Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven," as well as remakes of some select Malfunkshun tracks by Brian and Kevin Wood, Wood's brothers, formerly of Devilhead. Barbour is also shopping around Wood's solo record, which was near completion at the time of his death. "My Star" and "Two Praise Its Name" are two of the finished tracks that will be included on the album, tentatively titled Melodies and Dreams (Wood's original title). Kevin and Brian Wood are also re-recording demo versions of some tunes slated for Wood's solo album as well. Barbour is making the film with full cooperation from Wood's friends and family and has secured interviews with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, Chris Cornell, ex-Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, and Regan Hargar of Brad. Barbour is also currently mulling the possibilities of using culled interviews with Wood as narration throughout the film.