A slew of notable rock DVDs hit stores this week, led by U2's "Live in Chicago" (Interscope).
A slew of notable rock DVDs hit stores this week, led by U2's "Live in Chicago" (Interscope). Taped earlier this year at the city's Allstate Arena, it features 23 songs ranging from rediscovered oldies ("Electric Co.," "An Cat Dubh"), all-time classics ("Pride (In the Name of Love," "Where the Streets Have No Name") and a host of tracks from 2004's "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" album.
Green Day's "Bullet in a Bible" (Reprise) was recorded this summer at the U.K.'s Milton Keynes Bowl in front of 65,000 fans. The 20-track project hits the highlights of 2004's "American Idiot" ("St. Jimmy," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends"), plus old favorites like "Longview," "She" and "Basket Case."
Guided By Voices' "The Electrifying Conclusion" (Plexifilm) chronicles the legendary indie rock band's final show, held last New Year's Eve at the Metro in Chicago. A host of past GBV members joined the band on stage, including guitarist Tobin Sprout for "Fourteen Cheerleader Cold Front," bassist James Greer (with Sprout) for "Johnny Appleseed," drummer Don Thrasher for "I Am a Scientist," drummer Jim MacPherson and bassist Greg Demos on "I Drove a Tank" and "Shocker in Gloomtown" and frontman Robert Pollard's brother Jim for "Lethargy."