Joe LoDuca: By the age of 15, LoDuca was opening for rock legends Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and the MC5 in smoky Detroit clubs and sneaking into Jeff Beck concerts. He was hooked. Onward to formal training in jazz and classical music, at the University of Michigan and in New York City. He plugged into the jazz culture. Submerged himself in music from around the world. Performed at jazz festivals in Europe. Was asked to tour with major recording artists, but he preferred composing - - it let him run freely among the disciplines without getting caught.
One day, a director friend said, "you know, you'd be good at scoring films." Within a few years he was awarded a Prime Time Emmy, eight nominations, numerous Ascap awards and was named "Horror Film Composer of the Year." The director was Sam Raimi,