The long anticipated documentary on Detroit’s legendary Grande Ballroom entitled Louder Than Love will finally make its national debut on PBS when it makes its broadcast premier on December 18th.
A labor of love assembled by director/producer Tony D’Annunzio, in the 1960s and early 1970s, Detroit’s Grande Ballroom was as pivotal in defining the national music scene as The Fillmore East & West, and was the premier showcase for up-and-coming Michigan bands such as the MC5, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, The Stooges and Dick Wagner & The Frost. It was also one of the first venues that The Who premiered their entire rock opera Tommy from start to finish.
Louder Than Love has shown in Ann Arbor and was also aired at the Hells Half Mile Film Festival a couple years ago, but has been held up with a large national release due to licensing arrangements. For an in-depth interview with Tony D’Annunzaio, check out the archive section of the review online; or go to this link: https://review-mag.com/article/louder-than-love-the-grande-ballroom-story