Auerbach and Dr. John, who died in 2019, collaborated a number of instances within the final decade of the latter’s life, with Auerbach producing and taking part in guitar on John’s Grammy Award-winning 2012 album ‘Locked Down’.
Earlier this month, Auerbach announced he would make his directorial debut with a documentary concerning the singer-songwriter, in partnership with Radical Media and Affect Artist Productions. However in a brand new assertion, Dr. John’s property introduced the undertaking doesn’t have its blessing.
“The Official Property of Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., p/ok/a Dr. John, clarifies that the Property has not approved the lately introduced documentary on the lifetime of Dr. John purportedly to be produced by Affect Artist Productions (and Administration) and Radical Media,” the assertion reads.
“For readability, Affect Artist Productions (and Administration) doesn’t handle or communicate for the Property, which has its personal crew with, as Mac would say, a gang and a half of legalizers. The Property thanks Mac’s followers for his or her assist and assures that the Property will ‘Stroll On Guilded Splinters’ to ship new music and an formally approved documentary, to be introduced In The Proper Place on the proper time.”
When asserting the undertaking earlier this month, Auerbach stated he was honoured to be directing the movie, describing it as “a story of true Americana”.
“[Dr. John] was such a novel particular person and a shining instance of the nice melting pot of American music,” he stated.
“From his mysterious voodoo stage persona Dr John, to his actual, humble self Mac Rebannack – the road poet, the household man, the junkie, the Grammy award winner and all that’s in between, this documentary will introduce the world to him in a approach they haven’t seen him earlier than.”
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