We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll

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We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Produced by Sharon Osbourne
CinematographyJeff DeVuono, Penelope Spheeris
Edited byJeffrey Doe, Nina Lucia
Music bySteve Mccroskey
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll is a 2001 documentary by Penelope Spheeris. It was filmed at the 1999 Ozzfest [1] and won an award for "Most Popular Documentary" at the 2001 Melbourne International Film Festival. [2] Legal issues delayed the release. [3] The documentary received mixed reviews. [4] [5]



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