Taking on a role that’s sure to give her plenty of risque material to work with, Zooey Deschanel has signed on to star in an HBO pilot based on groupie extraordinaire Pamela Des Barres’ book I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, according to Deadline.
Des Barres’ adventures on the rock ‘n’ roll road included – according to her, at least – sexual exploits with Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page and Gram Parsons, and the oddest of all, even Don Johnson, too.
When I first heard this news, I mistakenly thought she had already played a groupie in Almost Famous, but Deschanel was, of course, instead Anita Miller, brother to our hero, William.
No time frame has been given yet for production of the I’m With the Band pilot and series, but something this fun will surely be put together fast, and when you join it with Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann directing pilots for, respectively, Boardwalk Empire and Luck, it would certainly appear that HBO has a very strong lineup in the works.
If you’re a fan of Jimmy Page, The Edge or Jack White, you’re going to love Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “It Might Get Loud”. That’s because the documentary gets up close and personal with all three musicians by taking a behind the scenes look at how all three create music. While I’m not a musician, I was fascinated by how much they revealed about why they got into music and how they work. Trust me, it’s a great film.
So to help promote the film which opens tomorrow, I recently interviewed Jimmy Page, Jack White and Director Davis Guggenheim. During the interview they talked about playing together in the film, what did they learn by working together, their thoughts on Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and what will be on the eventual DVD. Watch the interview after the jump:
Telling the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos — Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2) and Jack White (The White Stripes) — It Might Get Loud revolves around a day when the three musicians sat down together in an empty soundstage to share their stories, teach each other songs and play. Revealing how each developed his unique sound and style of playing guitars, the documentary follows the musicians to influential locations and provokes rare discussions as to how and why they write and play.
Exciting and intriguing not just for musicians, but also for fans of music or anyone who’s ever dreamed of being a rock star, It Might Get Loud gives rare insight into why music resonates, moves and inspires us. At the press day for this new documentary, Jimmy Page and Jack White joined director Davis Guggenheim to talk about their own personal, intimate experiences with the instrument that they have become famous for. Here’s what they had to say:
If you’re a fan of Jimmy Page, The Edge or Jack White, you’re going to love Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “It Might Get Loud”. That’s because the documentary gives you an up close and personal look at all three musicians with great interviews and a behind the scenes look at how all three create music. While I’m not a guitarist or a musician, I was fascinated by how much all three revealed about how they got into music and how they work. Trust me, the film is great.
The other very cool part about the documentary is when all three musicians met for a rock’n roll summit. For part of the documentary, Davis Guggenheim had all three meet on an empty soundstage without any plan. They brought their guitars and equipment and sat around talking. As you might imagine…eventually they started playing together. So, as I said, if you’re a fan of any of these great musicians, or just an aspiring guitarist, it’s really worth checking out. Anyway, to help promote the film, I’ve been given five clips and you can watch them after the jump:
Sony Pictures Classics has just released the first poster for “It Might Get Loud” and it’s after the jump. I recently saw the film and was fascinated by how different The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes) played guitar. If you’re a musician or have ever played an instrument, I think you’ll find “It Might Get Loud” fascinating. Also, Jimmy Page shows off part of his home and where Zeppelin recorded their 4th album for the first time. It’s very cool.
The poster and synopsis after the jump: