A documentary about the last years of life of former Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon will be released in 2020. According to Variety, Double E Pictures and Live Nation Productions were recently added as executive producers of the film.
The film was created from more than 200 hours of home videos by Hoon’s close friend Danny Clinch. He co-directed the documentary alongside Taryn Gould and Colleen Hennessy.
Danny Clinch talked about the documentary with Variety:
“We realized we basically we had all these videos of a guy who was obsessively filmed for five years before fame until his death. It was the beginning of technology where people started shooting each other, and it was way ahead of its time. It’s one of the first moments of someone who was filing their own life.”
Despite recording one of the decade’s most enduring singles and videos, “No Rain,” and in 1992 releasing a self-titled debut album (quadruple platinum), Hoon failed to overcome his dangerous drug addiction. With only two records in a promising career, the singer died of an overdose at age 28.
Blind Melon was inactive for over a decade after Hoon’s death, before returning in 2006 with a new singer, Travis Warren, of Rain Fur Rent.