RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, examines not only the work of guitarist Wray, born to Shawnee parents, but other Native American musicians and their influence on rock, blues, jazz, country and hip-hop. The film, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, looks at contributions by artists with indigenous ancestry including Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Redbone, The Neville Brothers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ozzy Osbourne drummer Randy Castillo and others; it features interviews with Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, Slash, Steven Van Zandt, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson, George Clinton and Metallica's Robert Trujillo. Following the screening, Grammy museum executive director Scott Goldman moderates a discussion with director Bainbridge and executive producers Stevie Salas and Christina Fon, in addition to Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, The Cars' Elliot Easton and Wayne Kramer, who also appear in the movie.
The creeping, power chords of Link Wray's 1958 "Rumble," banned from several radio stations in America for inciting juvenile delinquency, constitute one of the greatest guitar instrumentals of all time. Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana's new documentary,