While the title of the movie may make its intentions crystal clear, the answer to its question is a lot more complicated. Director Daniel Sarkissian set out to explore the intricacies of the topic, interviewing musicians from such bands as Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister, KISS, The Doobie Brothers, The Guess Who, Styx, Billy Talent, and many others. He also chats with radio DJs who do their best to explain the ambiguous phrase.
UNITED KINGDOM/CANADA/USA, 2017
Daniel Sarkissian is a Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. Prior to What is Classic Rock? Daniel directed several short films, including his anti-bullying piece Loraine (13) which won 5 awards in the United States in 2013. He has a BFA in film studies from Ryerson University.
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