Published Jun 11, 2009Upon first glance at newest rock'n'roll documentary It Might Get Loud, one wonders how the hell director Davis Guggenheim (of An Inconvenient Truth fame) could possibly have found a way to link guitarists Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge and White Stripes' Jack White. However, after reading the synopsis, there is some light shed on the notion behind this thinly linked flick.
"Who hasn't wanted to be a rock star, join a band or play electric guitar?" it states. "Music resonates, moves and inspires us. Strummed through the fingers of the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White, somehow it does more... Filmed through the eyes of three virtuosos from three different generations, audiences get up close and personal, discovering how a furniture upholsterer from Detroit, a studio musician and painter from London and a 17-year-old Dublin schoolboy each used the electric guitar to develop their unique sound and rise to the pantheon of superstar."
We know what you're thinking: "Gee, when can I see this wonderfully in-depth peek at how to become a - what were they called - virtuoso?" Surprisingly, the film is only scheduled to open August 14 in New York and Los Angeles. If it does well, though, look for it in a theatre near you soon.