Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Directing 'Sound City' Studio Doc

May 1, 2012
Source: Variety

Dave Grohl

Though fans of rock will know Dave Grohl as the frontman for Foo Fighters and the drummer for Nirvana, the musician has also had a couple big screen roles in the form of Satan in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny and as Animool, the knock-off Animal from The Moopets in last year's The Muppets. Well, now the musician is going behind the camera for a new documentary taking a look at Sound City, the iconic recording studio in Van Nuys, California where talents like Rage Against the Machine, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Nirvana and more recorded some of their most revered music there.

Here's just a taste of the documentary Sound City from Dave Grohl:

Grohl's history with the studio goes back to the 1991 recording of Nirvana's album Nevermind (you know, the one with the swimming, naked baby) and he told Variety, "Sound City is a film about America's greatest unsung recording studio. Deep in California's sun-burnt San Fernando Valley, it was the birthplace of legend. It was witness to history." It's a bit hyperbolic, but with that list of talent, there's no doubt it has an iconic place in musical history. And for film fans, it's important to note that The Cove and The Tillman Story writer Mark Monroe is behind the documentary, so this should be a top notch film that will include interviews with the artists and producers, focus on the albums recorded there, and "the human element of music in an age of technology and feature performances from many of the artists." After enjoying music-centric documentaries like It Might Get Loud recently, count me in.

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This is "old" news. And....didnt you have an article about this a few months ago? That's atleast when I saw the trailer, around valentines day. Old good news is still good news 🙂

David Banner on May 1, 2012


We have never written a story about this before. This news just came through the movie news grapevine, so unless news about it hit some music blogs a little while back, this is all new information to us. And considering Rolling Stone just wrote this up a few hours ago, doesn't seem like it's that old. Maybe you're thinking of another story?

Ethan Anderton on May 1, 2012


Ah, you added the teaser now 🙂 Jup that's it. Maybe I read about it on another film site then. Youtube dates the teaser debut at feb. 10th.

David Banner on May 1, 2012


 Yeah, when you mentioned a trailer, I went searching for it. I wish I would've known about it back then so I could've been excited for longer. Love Dave Grohl and the names involved in this documentary sound amazing.

Ethan Anderton on May 1, 2012


Long live the Foo.. and thats all I have to say about that

Tester on May 1, 2012

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