Wednesday, May 16: 7 p.m. - Wednesday, May 16: 9 p.m.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host a film screening of Tony DâAnnunzioâs LOUDER THAN LOVE: The Grande Ballroom Story (2011, 74 minutes) Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Foster Theater. The screening will be followed by an interview with director/producer Tony DâAnnunzio. The interview will be conducted by Curatorial Director Howard Kramer. This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. RSVP information is as follows:
ROCK HALL MEMBERS
Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Thursday, May 3 through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.
Non-Rock Hall members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, May 4 through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.
A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hallâs RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.
ABOUT THE FILM
While the West Coast was grooving to the sounds of the âSummer of Loveâ in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty, raw sound. At the epicenter of this seminal music scene stood the Grande Ballroom, Detroitâs original rock and roll palace. LOUDER THAN LOVE: The Grande Ballroom Story, a new film by producer/director Tony DâAnnunzio, relates the story of the hallowed halls that started it all, as told by the artists and fans who helped fuel the Grande phenomenon.
In the late 1960s, the Grande helped to break some of Americaâs most iconic rock bands, including MC5, Iggy and the Stooges and Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, who influenced local musicians and inspired bands all over the U.S. and Great Britain. Legendary acts such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and the Who played the Grande main stage on a regular basis.
Director DâAnnunzio amassed more than 60 hours of interviews with artists and other insiders from the Grandeâs heyday, including B.B. King, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Scott Morgan, Mark Farner, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Lemmy Kilmister, Ted Nugent, Henry Rollins, Don Was, Slash, Dick Wagner and James Williamson. He also collected more than 500 never-before-seen archival photos of performers such as the Who, Howlinâ Wolf, Albert King, Cream, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck Group, MC5, Traffic and Iron Butterfly.
The movie soundtrack presents 20 original recordings from some of Detroitâs greatest rock and roll bands, including MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Amboy Dukes, the Up, Frost, the Rationals, Savage Grace, Jagged Edge, Wilson Mower Pursuit, Detroit and Frigid Pink and a brand new song written and performed by Dick Wagner appropriately titled âMotor City Music.â
LOUDER THAN LOVE: The Grande Ballroom Story runs 74 minutes. The film was made possible in part by sponsors Reverend Guitars, Metro Times and the National Guitar Museum.