Documentary “It Might Get Loud” Praises Guitar Gods
Rock fans will be excited to learn about the new ‘It Might Get Loud’ music documentary that was recently premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The documentary explores the diverse nature and passion of three guitar gods – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2) and Jack White (The White Stripes) – and it received a standing ovation at the film festival.
The film was directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) and it examines the work and inspiration of the three legendary guitar heroes. When interviewed about the documentary, Jack White noted that even though the film was about guitar gods, the number of strings involved were fundamentally unimportant. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a guitar or a sitar or a keyboard or a synthesizer,” White said. “We’re getting into something better than that, deeper than that.”
After taking the viewer on a journey through each of these man’s lives, looking at their sources of inspiration and their journey to legendary status as well as the creative struggle that they have had along the way, it rewards them with the ultimate end to the film – all three rock gods seated on the same stage chatting passionately about music and jamming with each other. At one point all three play wild bottleneck slide guitar to the tune of ‘In My Time of Dying (Zeppelin). According to Guggenheim, the choice of Page, White and Edge was unavoidable. “You could find other guitarists that were virtuosos, and you could find other guitarists that are legends, but you may not find three that are all searchers,” he remarked. “Each of them is still searching and still trying to figure out what it means to make music.”
Both Page and White attended the premier at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Afterwards at a press conference, Guggenheim, White and Page mentioned to Rolling Stone that they might be interested in making a potential soundtrack volume and ‘letting it bleed’. It certainly seems that this is the documentary that rock fans have been waiting for all their lives. Fans can get ready to enjoy its official release on August 14.