It Might Get Loud Hits Guitar Hero Trifecta

Jimmy Page, U2's Edge and Jack White get their axe grind on in new documentary
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2008 6:55 PM CDT
The Edge, left, Jimmy Page and Jack White, right, arrive for the screening of "It Might Get Loud" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 5 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
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(Newser) – There's no Behind the Music-style debauchery to be found in It Might Get Loud, Rolling Stone reports. Rather, the documentary more resembles “having three carpenters talk about a radial-arm saw,” quips Jack White, who along with the Edge (of U2) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), form the heart of a film paying homage to the guitar and six-string heroics.

"No movie I've seen captures what is so transcendent about the guitar," producer Thomas Tull says of the piece, due for release next year. Combining guitar icons from three generations, says director Davis Guggenheim, reduced the Edge and White to "13-year-old boys" in the face of Page ripping into Whole Lotta Love. "Thankfully," says Tull, "we had the cameras running."