Let There Be Drums!, a new music documentary that inspects the vital role drumming has in exceptional bands and how music is passed down from generation to generation, is set for theatrical and TVOD/EST release on Oct. 28, followed by a DVD drop date slated for Nov. 1. 

The highly anticipated film was directed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of legendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. One of the filmmaker’s most recent achievements includes producing 2017’s Long Strange Trip documentary, which looks back on the 30-year career of the Grateful Dead. 

The forthcoming release of his latest film, Let There Be Drums!, includes the final taped interview with the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Moreover, it also features discussions with percussive leading lights, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Matt Sorum (Guns and Roses). 

Read Relix’s August 2022 interview with Justin Kreutzmann about his other film project relating to Jerry Garcia here.

Let There Be Drums! is set to hit theaters on Oct. 28, followed by a DVD release on Nov. 1.