The Andy Wood Story: Movie News!
MALFUNKSHUN: THE ANDREW WOOD STORY MOVING RIGHT ALONG
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
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
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.