Nick Cave Made Album Doc To Avoid The Media?

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(Classic Rock) The director of Nick Cave documentary One More Time With Feeling has explained why Cave decided to make a film documenting the making of his upcoming album Skeleton Tree.

Andrew Dominik reports Cave wanted to make the film so he wouldn't have to face the media while promoting the record - as he wanted to avoid talking about the death of his son Arthur.

The 15-year-old died after he fell from a cliff in Brighton earlier this year. The inquest into his death revealed the teenager had taken LSD for the first time before the accident.

Speaking at the documentary's premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Dominik says (via the Guardian): "Nick went into a newsagent in Brighton and saw a copy of Mojo - he realised he was going to have to promote the record.

"Arthur had died halfway through making it and the idea of promoting it made him feel sick, because he was going to have to discuss the context of the record with a whole bunch of journalists.

"That prospect was very alarming to him. His instinct in making the film was one of self-preservation - it was a way to talk about what happened, but there was a certain safety in doing it with someone he knew." Read more here.

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