John Waite Documentary Set for December
John Waite will be the subject of a new documentary, “The Hard Way,” set for streaming December 6.
Directed by Mike J. Nichols (ZAPPA, The Last Play at Shea, Echo in the Canyon), the film will feature “lost and rare archival music videos, photos, and very personal and candid lock-down interviews, ” according to the website.
The film–which features commentary from rock and music luminaries Neil Giraldo and Diane Warren– will look back on Waite’s 5-decade career, with 27 songs from across John’s career, from pioneer rock-video band The Babys in the 1970s, to his breakthrough as a solo artist with the song, “Change,” in the early days of MTV, to touring with an actual Beatle. Waite also shares his struggles inside the commercialized world of the music business and his independent pursuits as a self-powered solo, live music artist.