Dr. Dre and Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine to be the focus of new HBO documentary series

The four-part series will also feature interviews with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Eminem and Snoop Dogg

A new HBO documentary will focus on the partnership between Dr. Dre and Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine.

The two are set to be the subject of a new four-part documentary series, The Defiant Ones. Dre and Iovine first formed a business partnership by founding Beats Electronics in 2006. Apple bought the company for $3 billion in August 2014, a deal that saw Iovine become head of Apple’s music streaming service.

Directed by Allen Hughes, the documentary series – which was filmed over the past three years – will look at both Dre and Iovine’s life stories, as well as their “unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship.”


As well as extensive interviews with its two main subjects, the new documentary will also feature interviews with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, as well as Bono, Gwen Stefani and Dre’s former N.W.A. bandmate Ice Cube. There will also be “never-before-seen” footage of from “a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Springsteen and U2, among others.”

The Defiant Ones will premiere on HBO in 2017. A UK release date has yet to have been finalised.

In other recent Apple news, the tech company further delayed the release of its new wireless AirPod earbuds back in November.

The tech company had unveiled a wireless model of its white headphones – together with the controversial headphone jack-free iPhone 7 – at an event in September, but they have still yet to be released, meaning that the product has missed the current holiday shopping season.