The rise of the rock biopic

The q This music panel discusses rock star biopics and why they're having a moment right now.
Taron Egerton as Elton John in the film Rocketman. (David Appleby/Paramount)

Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and freelance writer Tabassum Siddiqui join guest host Laurie Brown to talk about music biopics. Queen, Mötley Crüe and Elton John are all getting, or have received, the Hollywood treatment. So what does it mean and who's next? 

Produced by ​Mitch Pollock

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