Can You Define “Classic Rock?” This Documentary Gives It a Good Shot

When it comes to classic rock, you could ask a cross-section of fans and get a pile of different answers. Is it 50’s Elvis? Is it 60’s Beatles, Stones and CCR? Is it 70’s prog and glam rock? All of the above? None of it?

TORONTO filmmaker and lifelong hard rocker Daniel Sarkissian brings fellow music fans with him on a mission to define ‘What is Classic Rock?’ in his new documentary of the same name— out across Canada and the U.S. this December 5th.

“Can we classify it? Should we?” These are just some the questions and complexities Sarkissian kicks around with the genre and era’s most legendary voices, from KISS, Grand Funk Railroad, The Guess Who, Twisted Sister, Triumph, Guns N’ Roses, and many more..

Viewers will travel closer to conclusion thanks to the helpful insights from, to name just a few, Ben Kowalewicz, Country Joe, Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, John Devenish, Jon Gallant, Gilby Clarke, Eric Alper, Randy Bachman, Suzi Quatro, and Bruce Kulick.

There’s an advance screening of the film in Toronto on Friday, October 6, 2017 at TIFF Lightbox Cinema 1.

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