“Turn It Up!” is a feature-length celebration of the electric guitar. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film explores mankind's passion for the electric guitar, and its effect on artists, everyday players, pop culture, history, and even politics.
Turn it Up! is the STORY of the electric guitar, from the invention in the 1930s to its golden years, right through the phenomenon of the Guitar Hero video-game and the digital guitars of the future. But, it's also a series of guitar STORIES, where we'll meet all kinds of people from rock stars, to congressmen, CEOs, and teenage virtuosos, to try to understand their emotional connection to their guitars.
I was a little surprised to see that this film is hosted by Kevin Bacon I had no idea he was such a guitar lover! This film is due for release late winter/early spring 2011, check out this write up which goes into detail about Robert Radler's 84-minute movie about the electric guitar.
The film features interviews and performances by the following guitarists:
Paul Stanley (Kiss)
Robby Krieger (The Doors)
John 5 (Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie)
Jeff 'œSkunk' Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Bros)
Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers)
Ana Popovic (Serbian Blues Guitarist)
Steve Lukather (Toto – Studio Musician)
Dave Mason (Rock Hall of Fame & Traffic)
Carl Verheyen (Supertramp, Studio Guitarist)
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
Bruce Kulick (Kiss)
Duane Betts (Puddle of Mudd)
Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac/Bob Seger)
Spencer Davis (Spencer Davis Group)
Kristen Capolino (16-year-old Virtuoso)
Russell Ali (Rock star from Bangladesh)
Buddy Whittington (Guitarist, John Mayall Band)
There are also appearences by luthiers, authors and collectors, it certainly seems to leave no stone unturned. Can’t wait!
Turn It UP! – official website www.loudandlouder.com/