WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE? MICHAEL DES BARRES' NEW DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS A MASTER OF REINVENTION.
Rugged Releasing, a subsidiary of Rugged Entertainment, is proud to announce the worldwide release of the documentary feature film Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be? from director J. Elvis Weinstein on July 10, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNow, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Rentals, Vudu and more.
Michael Des Barres has carved a path through show business and life like no other. He has played rock stars and been a rock star. He’s been a fictional DJ, and a real DJ with millions of listeners on Sirius XM. A singer with record deals over the course of five decades and an actor in over a hundred TV and movie appearances, chances are you know him and don’t know it. Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be? allows Michael, the son of a junkie aristocrat and a schizophrenic showgirl, to tell viewers his story from it’s very high highs to its very low lows (and some very high lows too). A host of eyewitnesses including Gabriel Byrne, Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols), Don Johnson, John Taylor ( Duran Duran), Allison Anders, Ed Begley Jr., Pamela Des Barres, and Steven Van Zandt all join in to corroborate Michael’s wild tale.
Director J . Elvis Weinstein , a veteran television writer/producer ( MST3K , Freaks and Geeks ) says: ”I’d never met anyone quite like Michael, he confounded my expectations. In an age of ‘toxic narcissism,’ I found instead in Michael what I would call ‘a benevolent narcissist,’ someone who rewards your attention by reflecting his attention and enthusiasm back on you. He is a man in constant search of a true moment with anyone willing to share it. Of course, that’s who he is now, I was interested in the journey it took to grow into that.”
Executive Producer and Rugged CEO Peter Spirer says, “Michael, unlike the nondescript enigma Zelig, has attacked life with ferocity and flamboyance. He has done everything and been everywhere. Yet he still embraces life with the enthusiasm of a teenager which is magnificently captured in this bio pic.”
In a time where the world has come to a screeching halt, this is a film about moving forward. Michael Des Barres is not a man mired in nostalgia. For him, the past is just prologue for right now...and the next moment.
Streaming on Amazon Prime, FandangoNow, Vudu and YourTube Rentals. Also available for purchase in Blu Ray and DVD.
Release date, July 10th, 2020
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Recorded live in Los Angeles, released October 9th 2020. LIVE At The Hi Hat captures the electricity, raw power and passion of Michael Des Barres and The Mistakes. Featuring six songs, including Get It On (Bang A Gong), Detective's, Detective Man, Silverhead's, 16 and Savaged and Marvin Gaye's reimagined What's Going On.
The classic Sex Pistols anthem produced and arranged by Stevie Van Zandt. Named Coolest Song In The World on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Sirius XM the week of it's release. With the B side Where Did All The Lovers Go?, written by Michael, featuring Genya Ravan.
Available now through all streaming services.
Limited edition signed red and purple vinyl singles, available through the Michael Des Barres shop.