Almost Famous is released in theaters across the US on September 13, 2000. The film is a semi-autobiographical account of writer and director Cameron Crowe’s time spent interviewing rock bands for Rolling Stone in the ’70s, when he was just a teenager. The film centers around a fictional band called Stillwater, and rather than being based on one band in particular, Stillwater feels like every ’70s arena band rolled into one.
Although a box office bomb, the film received widespread acclaim from critics, and received four Academy Awards nominations, including a win for Best Original Screenplay.
On February 21, 2001, the soundtrack wins the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.