Page, Edge and White rock in new 'Loud' film

Stars! Guitars! Action!
Stars! Guitars! Action!

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge and The White Stripes's Jack White are the focus of the new era-spanning guitar documentary, It Might Get Loud, which is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

Directed by Davis Guggenheim (director-producer of An Inconvenient Truth and Deadwood) and shot in London, Dublin and Los Angeles, the film looks at the history of the axe from the point of view of the aforementioned rock pioneers.

The three distinct players were picked for their significant contributions to guitar rockin' over several decades - from Page's 1960s days as a session musician and a member of the Yardbirds to The Edge's otherworldly sound developed in the '80s to White's current blues-punk minimalist work. Each explains and demonstrates how he changed the sound of the electric guitar to suit his own style. And the film includes a first-time-ever jam session featuring the three guitarists.

No word yet on an official worldwide release date. Our guess is that cinemas are presently lining up backlines of Marshall speakers.

By Joe Bosso


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