A new documentary about the late Mick Ronson, the guitarist best known for his work with David Bowie's Spiders From Mars, is rolling out in theaters this weekend ahead of its October 27 release on home video.
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, directed by Jon Brewer, begins showing today (September 1) in Los Angeles, New York, Buffalo, Kansas City and Albuquerque, with openings in other cities throughout the month.
Bowie contributed some voice-overs to the project before his death in January of 2016, and the film features a wealth of archival footage and images by veteran photographer Mick Rock. "Beside Bowie" also looks at Ronson's subsequent work with Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and more.
Ronson died on April 29, 1993 from liver cancer at the age of 46 while he was working on a solo album, Heaven And Hull, which came out the following year featuring vocals by Bowie, Hunter, John Mellencamp, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and others.
The home video can be pre-ordered at MVDshop.com.
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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.