Drew Stone

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Drew Stone
Drew Stone (photo by Albie Mitchell).jpg
Drew Stone (photo by Albie Mitchell)
Born Queens
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation Film director, film producer, film editor, musician
Years active 1981–present
Known for All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film
Website http://stonefilmsnyc.com

Drew Stone is an American film director, producer, film editor and musician. His works include music videos, commercials, documentary films and television.

He played an active role in the early stages of the Boston hardcore punk scene. He was the co-founder and lead singer of The Mighty C.O.'s of Boston, Massachusetts and The High & The Mighty of New York City.[1] Stone is also known for his career as the front man for New York City's Antidote since 1984 as well as playing guitar and singing for The Drew Stone Hit Squad.

Early life[edit]

A native New Yorker, Stone was born in Queens and raised in The Bronx. He studied acting at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] His father, Arny Stone, was a filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his film, The Critic, starring Mel Brooks.[3]

Musical career[edit]

In 1981 while attending Emerson College, Stone became heavily involved in the local Boston Hardcore music scene and became the lead singer of The Mighty C.O.'s.[4] Upon returning to New York City in 1983 he formed The High & The Mighty and a year later joined hardcore band Antidote. His contributions to the hardcore punk scene were documented in the books American Hardcore: A Tribal History[5] and NYHC New York Hardcore 1980–1990[6] In 2013 he formed The Drew Stone Hit Squad which plays punk, hardcore, traditional and americana in an acoustic format.

Film career[edit]

After working for years as a crew member on film sets in a variety of roles in 1992 Stone formed New York City-based film Production Company, Stone Films NYC[7][8] and produced numerous music videos (Onyx, Type O Negative, Biohazard, Kings X, Insane Clown Posse) by himself and produced / directed with his brother Evan B. Stone as "The Stone Brothers" (Vanilla Ice, Channel Zero, Stuck Mojo). He has directed videos for Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Fury of Five and Madball. He is a four-time X-Tremmy award winner with his Urban Street-Bike Warriors series of extreme sports films and director of the MTV True Life episode "I Live To Ride," which exposed the extreme sport of motorcycle stunt riding to millions worldwide.[citation needed] In 2006 he created the Urban Street-Bike Warriors: Black Sheep Squadron Tour.[9]

He directed and edited All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film.,[10] a documentary film on the influential early Boston hardcore scene which focuses on aspects of the community and culture. The film debuted at the Independent Film Festival of Boston 2012 and was released on DVD in June of that year. The film features interviews, archival footage and the music of Boston's early hardcore bands including Deep Wound, DYS, Gang Green, Impact Unit, Jerry's Kids, Negative FX, SS Decontrol, The Freeze and The F.U.'s. Also featured in the film are interviews with renowned author Michael Patrick MacDonald ("Easter Rising", "All Souls"), actress Christine Elise McCarthy, Thrasher Magazine editor Jake Phelps, American Hardcore director Paul Rachman, and Newbury Comics owner Michael Dreese.[11][12][13]

Discography[edit]

  • 1984 – The High & the Mighty "Crunch On" Demo (Vocals)
  • 1989 – Antidote "Return 2 Burn" (Vocals) Metropolis Records[14]
  • 1990 – Antidote "Viva Los Pendejos" (Vocals) Music For Nations
  • 1996 – Antidote / The High & The Mighty "The A7 & Beyond" (Vocals) Grand Theft Audio
  • 1999 – Nucleus "F.T.W." (Guitar, Vocals) Century Media
  • 2012 – Antidote "No Peace in our Time" (Vocals) Bridge Nine Records[15]
  • 2014 – The High & The Mighty "Crunch On" (Vocals) Radio Raheem Records
  • 2017 - Antidote "The Rock Years" (Vocals) Old School Metal Records
  • 2017 - Antidote "Deadly Rain" (Vocals) Matinee Book 7" compilation Radio Raheem Records

Filmography[edit]

  • 1996 - Sepultura "Third World Chaos" (Producer)
  • 2000 – 12'oclock "NYC Street-Bike Outlaws A Film About The Life"
  • 2001 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors
  • 2002 - J.C. Leyendecker - The Great American Illustrator (Line Producer)
  • 2002 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors #2 "Black Sheep Squadron"
  • 2002 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors "Smashes Bashes and Crashes"
  • 2002 – Outlaw Street Cars: Death Or Glory
  • 2002 – Urban Street-Car Warriors
  • 2003 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors #3 "Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets"
  • 2004 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors Tony D. Freestyle "Respect the Hustle"
  • 2005 – Urban Street-Bike Warriors "Worldwide Live"
  • 2006 – Passion And Brotherhood
  • 2012 – All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film
  • 2017 – Who the Fuck Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago
  • 2017 – The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film
  • 2018 - Muhammad Ali "Me Whee" (Executive Producer)
  • In Production - The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film 1.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Documentary Filmmaker DREW STONE To Direct 'The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Drew Stone Saw the Birth of Boston Hardcore and Made a Movie About It". Vice.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Critic: Hilarious Oscar-Winning Film Narrated by Mel Brooks (1963)". Open Culture. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Drew Stone – Antidote / xxx All Ages xxx". Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ Blush, Steven; Petros, George (Oct 1, 2001). American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Feral House. ISBN 9780922915712. Retrieved Aug 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Rettman, Tony and Freddy Cricien (2014). NYHC New York Hardcore 1980–1990. Bazillion Points. ISBN 978-1935950127. 
  7. ^ Page 48, Directing 101 by Ernest Pintoff M. Wiese Productions, 1999
  8. ^ "This Hardcore Band Is Back After 30 Years to Play the Scene's Old Stomping Grounds". Bedfordandbowery.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Drew Stone: 10 Years After Introducing the World to Stunting". 
  10. ^ "XXX ALL AGES XXX: THE BOSTON HARDCORE FILM". Swnk.org. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ Gitter, Mike. "xxx ALL AGES xxx: Exclusive Chat With Director Drew Stone on His Boston Hardcore Documentary". 
  12. ^ IFF Boston Review: ‘All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film’ – Starpulse.com
  13. ^ "Review: xxx ALL AGES – The Boston Hardcore Film". Legendsarising.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  14. ^ Show Review: Gallery East Reunion Show at Club Lido, Boston 8/29/10 | Verbicide Magazine
  15. ^ "Antidote 'No Peace in Our Time' Summer Shows Kick Off This Coming Weekend in California". Bridge9.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 

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