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    ‘It Might Get Loud’

    It Might Get Loud

    Grab those lighters and raise your axes to the sky, because this Friday marks the descent of the guitar gods upon Tucson.

    “”It Might Get Loud,”” the new rockumentary from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (“”An Inconvenient Truth””), premieres at The Loft Cinema on Friday, Sept. 25, and promises to be a pure rockophile’s dream.

    The film follows three living legends of electric guitar and spans three generations of rock n’ roll discourse. Featuring the ’70s king of blues rock, Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), the pioneer of new-age, effects-driven guitar; The Edge (U2); and the new kid on the block who has already defined the dawn of this millennium with his distorted, bare-bones blues, Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather).

    Through intimate documentary-style storytelling, Guggenheim takes us through the daily lives of these real guitar heroes, revisiting some of the most iconic moments and locations in the history of electric guitar evolution.

    Wander the castle halls where “”Stairway to Heaven”” and “”When the Levee Breaks”” were conceived, marvel at the meticulous alchemy of effects pedals in The Edge’s studio and watch the enterprising young White construct a functioning electric guitar out of a Coca-Cola bottle and some wire.

    The film culminates with a musical summit on a secluded sound stage where the three-generation-spanning virtuosos engage in an amped-up jam session for the first time in rock history.

    What was that? Oh. It was the sound of your face melting off.

    “”It Might Get Loud”” will only be playing in Tucson for a limited time, so be sure to check out the premiere this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Zia Records will be hosting an opening-night party complete with free giveaways and a plethora of artist merch available for purchase.

    No self-respecting rocker dare miss this glorious guitarmageddon.

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