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Review: 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me' Documents The Greatest Band Who Never Made It

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 3, 2013 11:43 AM
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Billed as the definitive story of the greatest band who never made it, the new rock documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" will no doubt be a must-see for serious music aficionados who already know every note the power pop group ever recorded. But what they may not be as familiar with is just how Big Star came to be in the first place. Or how the band who inspired countless acts who would go onto great success (including R.E.M., The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Beck, Jeff Buckley and Flaming Lips among others), never found success of their own. Pitchfork called them “not just rock's greatest cult band [but] arguably rock's first cult band” and their music has inspired cultish devotion from its fans for decades. Even casual music fans are probably familiar with two of their songs: "In The Street" which graced the opening credits of "That 70's Show" via a Cheap Trick cover and their frail ballad “Thirteen” which has been covered by everyone from Elliott Smith to Wilco.

Watch: Trailer For Music Doc 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me' Shows The Passion & Pain Of Trying For Fame

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2013 9:40 AM
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Rock 'n roll history is littered with bands that should have been more famous, that were talented far beyond what record sales indicated and more influential than any comparable arena packing artist. But few of them have endured and continue the way Big Star does. And while they'll continue to fight to get recognized alongside bigger acts of the 1970s, the upcoming "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" will hopefully finally secure their place in history.

Exclusive: Poster For Music Doc 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 2:17 PM
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Summer means a lot of things -- events, movies, road trips, BBQs and more -- but there is no better season for rolling down the windows and cranking up the tunes. And one band definitely worth rockin' on the iPod are Big Star. While they are somewhat perceived as a "critics band," and perhaps never achieved the same chart success of their contemporaries, music heads and those with a keen ear on the FM dial already know that they are one of the finest power pop bands America has ever produced. Whether diehard or newcomer, you'll want to check this out...

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