June 20th, 2016
Louder Than Love wins an Emmy!The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences of Michigan has awarded Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story an Emmy for the best Documentary / Historical film. The film, directed and produced by Tony D'Annunzio, documents The Grande Ballroom, a venue that stood as the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene that spawned in the late '60s.
Serving as the starting point for bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes and more, the Grande not only influenced local Detroit musicians but inspired bands from all over the U.S. and Great Britain. Legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Cream, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and the Who soon began to grace the stage at the Grande on a regular basis. This story is about the hallowed halls that started it all, told by the artists who helped create its epic stature.
Dangerous Minds called it "A must-see film for anyone who gives a shit about the history of rock-n-roll and '60s counter culture." Their feature story on the film can be read HERE.
More photos from the Emmy awards can be seen HERE.