Danny Fields is hailed as one of the most influential figures in the history of punk rock. He’s been a music manager, publicist, journalist and is known for signing Iggy and the Stoogies, MC5, managing the Ramones and working with various other rock legends.
Now his life is being chronicled in the new documentary “Danny Says,” directed by Brendan Toller. IndieWire has an exclusive clip from the film featuring iconic punk rock star Iggy Pop recalling a wild incident with his drummer Scott Asheton and Fields talking about not being able to “give it all up.”
Playing a pivotal role in music history, Fields’ opinions and tastes were once deemed defiant and radical, but later turned out to be prescient. In “Danny Says,” fans will get to see Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond.
The documentary features Fields recalling important moments in his life and career, as well as items from his immense archive including photographs, audio, cassettes and ephemera, and present day interviews with artists.
Magnolia Pictures will release “Danny Says” in theaters and On Demand on September 30.