News has been swirling for months that Foo Fighters honcho Dave Grohl was up to something filmic that involved lining up an eclectic assortment of musicians. Now the project has been revealed: Grohl is behind a forthcoming documentary on famed Los Angeles recording studio Sound City.
A short trailer has also emerged; check it out below.
Grohl is uniquely qualified to helm Sound City: Nirvana’s Nevermind was recorded there, as were equally groundbreaking albums by such artists as Fleetwood Mac (Rumors), Tom Petty (Damn the Torpedos), Rage Against the Machine (self-titled), Johnny Cash (Unchained), Metallica (Death Magnetic) and Dr. John (Dr. John’s Gumbo) to name just a few.
What’s more, Grohl’s music industry connections have gained access to those musicians – and plenty more besides - who reminisce about the place. Sound City the movie features interviews with Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Lars Ulrich, Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Rick Springfield, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Butch Vig and dozens of others.
A quote from Grohl has emerged with the doc’s trailer and it reflects his awesome, humble Grammy Award acceptance speech from last Sunday: “When Sound City closed last year it was a very sad day.
“That place was like a church. The list of people that recorded there is like a virtual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We recorded Nevermind there back in 1991. That funky old place had the best drum room in the world. The drum sound at the beginning of “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” That’s Sound City.
“I decided to make a film about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit ‘record’ and the hair on the back of your neck stands up. Expect some epic jam sessions.”