In addition to the “Not In This Lifetime…” reunion tour fans have been waiting for, Guns N’ Roses will also be releasing a documentary, It’s So Easy and Other Lies: Live at The Moore, to theaters across the U.S.
Released by XLrator Media, the documentary is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by bassist Duff McKagan. It focuses on the story of his personal rise to fame and battles with addiction against the background of Guns N’ Roses’ success. Along with interviews with McKagan, the film features bits from bandmate Slash, Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). It also offers never-before-seen footage of Guns N’ Roses— onstage and off. Says XLrator in an early release about the film: “This is great documentary for Rock fans, it plays like a really bad-ass Behind the Music but with some one-of-a-kind footage of the early days of GnR.”
The announcement of theatrical screenings also came with an exclusive clip from the documentary in which Sixx discusses Motley’s Crue’s decision to allow Guns N’ Roses to open for them on their 1987 tour. “These guys would be great… Let’s give them a break. Ozzy gave us a break,” Sixx recalls Motley Crue’s conversation around the decision.
Directed and written by Christopher Duddy with McKagan, It’s So Easy and Other Lies will begin screenings on May 26, with theaters picking up the film into June. See the full list of theaters showing the documentary here and watch the official trailer below.