Avicii: True Stories, the Netflix documentary of the EDM star who sadly passed away in April aged just 28, will show for a limited theatre run in December in both Los Angeles and New York City, allowing it to be eligible for an Oscar Nomination in 2019.
Avicii was posthumously awarded “Best Swedish Act” at last Sunday’s 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, which were presented by Hailee Steinfeld and held in Bilboa, Spain.
It’s the latest in a show of appreciation for the late star, who rose to fame with his 2011 hit ‘Levels’ but who tragically passed away in April this year aged just 28.
The release of posthumous Avicii album is allegedly being discussed by the late EDM star’s family and a record label, according to Aloe Blacc.
In a recent interview, the ‘Wake Me Up’ singer and friend of the DJ/producer said, “There are several songs left. I believe the record label is working with his parents and the estate to find a way to bring these unreleased songs to the public.”
"But for me there's no rush,” he added “I would leave that with his parents."
'Avicii: True Stories' director, Levan Tsikurishvili, has teased a possible return of the documentary to streaming service Netflix.
For those unfamiliar, the 2017 film laid bare the life, times and challenges of Avicii, AKA Tim Bergling, one of EDM's most talented producers, who tragically lost his life earlier in 2018, aged 28.
Before his sudden passing in April, Avicii recorded an album's worth of unreleased music with Nile Rodgers.
Having worked with the Chic main and producer on the 2013 single 'Lay Me Down', the much-missed Tim Bergling teamed up with Rodgers to record ten tracks across numerous sessions before his death.
In late 1976, a guitarist named Nile Rodgers and a bass player named Bernard Edwards bribed an elevator operator $10 to keep quiet about an after-hours session. Their friend and DJ Robert Drake was working as a maintenance man at Sound Ideas Studios. Along with the rhythm section of their former group The Big Apple Band and by roping in friends such as a pre-fame Luther Vandross, they recorded a song called ‘Everybody Dance’.
A prized piano belonging to Avicii is set to be displayed in a museum in Sweden.
Avicii’s family have transformed the late EDM star’s website into a digital memorial of sorts where fans can add tributes, memories and messages.
The Avicii.com domain now leads users to The Avicii Memory Board, where fans are encouraged to “share your memories with all of us and let the world know what Avicii meant to you”.
“Tim created music that brought people together with timeless memories from all over the world,” the board reads. So far, many fans and friends of the EDM Legend – real name Tim Bergling – have posted on the website.
Avicii won a posthumous award for Best Dance at the MTV VMAs last night (20th August).
The award was given for the video to ‘Lonely Together’, a track featuring Rita Ora which was released in September 2017.
The video was directed by Levan Tsikurishvili and Phillip R. Lopez.
Guitar legend Eric Clapton’s first-ever Christmas compilation will include a tribute to the late EDM superstar Avicii, who died earlier this year.
The forthcoming 14-track 'Happy Xmas' will feature ‘blues-tinged’ Christmas classics such as ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’, along with the touching tribute ‘Jingle Bells (In Memory Of Avicii’).
The 73-year-old rock god has hand-drawn a picture of a smiling Santa for the LP cover, signed ‘E.C. xxx’.