Guitarist Christopher Thorn and other surviving members of Blind Melon are crafting a documentary in honor of late former frontman Shannon Hoon to be released in conjunction with this year’s 15th anniversary of his death on October 21, Rolling Stone reports. (Incidentally, that date will also mark the 7th anniversary of Elliott Smith’s passing.)
The as-yet-untitled film features footage from Blind Melon’s tours with Neil Young and the Rolling Stones, but predominately focuses on hours of Hoon’s self-shot footage, possibly including his last words over the phone to his girlfriend. “He filmed everything,” said Thorn, adding:
Some of the most powerful footage is when Shannon sits on the corner of his bed in a hotel room, looks right into the camera, and sings the most beautiful, heart-wrenching song… It’s the most intimate, incredible footage — as if he knew, “I’m not going to be around, man, so here’s my gift to you when I’m gone.”
For more quotes from Thorn, as well as details on how you can audition to be Blind Melon’s new singer, click here.