What happens when three generations of guitar heroes meet?
“Probably a fistfight,” predicts Jack White, on his way to an arranged guitar summit with The Edge and Jimmy Page.
This comical prediction comes courtesy of a newly released trailer for the feature film “It Might Get Loud,” which heads to theaters this August.
The trailer cuts to a scene with Page shot on location at Headley Grange, known to Led Zeppelin fans as the place where many of that group’s songs were recorded. At the bottom of a staircase, Page names off one of them, “[When the] Levee Breaks.”
The shots, in this film directed by Davis Guggenheim of “An Inconvenient Truth” success, bring this mythical and storied mansion to life for a mass of Zep fans who have never seen inside it before.
Just as this comes to life, Page says memories are coming back to him, and the shot changes to home footage I haven’t ever seen before. Probably from 1971, Jimmy Page is shown wielding a guitar in a garden, presumably on the grounds of Headley Grange, with a dog relaxing on one side and an energetic Robert Plant bouncing around on the other side.
The trailer later cuts to a glimpse of Page playing air guitar, as has been explained before, to his recording of Link Wray’s “Rumble.” Get a load of the library of records behind him! This was filmed at his home, which video crews are said to have never been allowed before.
The trailer begins and ends with White building his own makeshift guitar — “Who says you need to buy a guitar?” — but also includes a moment of three-way laughter as Page treats the two agape and onlooking guitarists to a personal performance of “In My Time of Dying.”
No fistfights are apparent in this trailer!