DOCUMENTARY; 1hr 38min
DIRECTED BY: Davis Guggenheim
Play time: from left, White, Page and The Edge
In 2008, rock-star guitarists Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), David “The Edge” Evans (U2) and Jack White (the White Stripes) got together on a Hollywood sound stage to swap stories and play their electric guitars. With their meeting as an anchor, director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) spent time with each man, travelling between London, Nashville and Dublin to meet up with them in places that are key to each one and witnessing them at work to give a sense of who and why they are.
At 48 and 65, The Edge and Page have a lot more years behind them than 34-year-old White. But all three are equally passionate about what they do — yep, it does get loud — and united in the joy they get from it. Even if you’re not keyed into where they come from, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the soul-deep rush that making music gives these guys — plus they play like renegade angels. You could listen to them let loose for decades.