SOME STUFFS: “It Might Get Loud” honors the power and volume of the guitar

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This movie is being described this way:

Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.”

Directed by Davis Guggenheim,, It Might Be Loud will open in NY and LA on August 14th, and in other cities soonafter.

SOME STUFFS: Solid body guitar pioneer Paul Bigsby is the topic of new book

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If you’re a guitar enthusiast, specifically a fan of the solid body guitar, you’ll want to pick up a new book about Paul Bigsby. Andy Babiuk is the man behind The Story of Paul Bigsby: Father of the Modern Electric Solidbody Guitar, which is being sold as a deluxe edition coffee table book with 300 color and black & white photos, and an audio CD of Bigsby himself recorded in the 1950’s telling stories about what made him create a guitar company.

The book is a bit pricey ($150) but again if you are a guitar enthusiast, this is a mandatory book to have in your collection. It is available now directly from GretschStore.com.