There's more than one way to tell a story, and while rock biopics seem to be really hot at the moment, let's not forget the rock docs. The artistic struggle always seems to be an engaging theme, whether a film follows one of the most successful artists of all-time or those who never quite got their due. Rock documentaries also have provided insight into some of the most iconic moments in music history or scenes that have come and gone and revived themselves.

From Woodstock's peace-and-love era through the horrific violence of the Rolling Stones' Altamont concert, from David Bowie to Daniel Johnston, from punk to metal to grunge, these music documentaries have engaged and provided a greater understanding with their audience. So join us as we scroll through 40 of the best, must-see music documentaries and be sure to add some of these to your watch list.

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