The history of the guy is the stuff of legend. His voice was 100% alpha man for me. Cool documentary!!
ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN: Members Featured in Howlin' Wolf Documentary
A trailer for an upcoming documentary on the late bluesman Howlin' Wolf -- featuringJimmy Page, Bill Wyman, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbachand others -- is now up on YouTube. The film is titled Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf -- A Rock and Roll Film About the Blues, and according to itsFacebook page, it's about Wolf's "influence on rock and roll, hard rock and heavy metal." Among the highlights of the three-and-a-half minute trailer:
· Rolling Stones Brian Jones and Mick Jagger introducing a 1965 Wolf performance on TV's Shindig.
· Former Stone Bill Wyman saying, "Wolf was the greatest singer [Sun Records founderSam Phillips] ever recorded, including Elvis [Presley] and Jerry Lee [Lewis]."
· Hammett playing the riff from "Smokestack Lightning" and calling Wolf "the father of hard rock and heavy metal."
· Auerbach saying, "When the Black Keys did our first few albums, we completely ripped him off...note for note."