Dave Grohl to direct documentary on infamous Sound City recording studio
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana has announced that he will direct and produce a feature documentary film, “Sound City,” about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California.
According to the press release:
The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
Grohl, who first recorded at Sound City for Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album, is set to interview various artists and producers who have recorded at Sound City over the years. Some of the artists featured include Frank Black (Pixies), Tom Petty, Josh Homme, Stevie Nicks and Trent Reznor.
Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Joining Grohl in the production of the film will be editor Paul Crowder (“Dogtown & Z Boys,” “Once In a Lifetime,” “Riding Giants”), and writer Mark Monroe (“The Cove,” “Once In a Lifetime,” “The Tillman Story”). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.
Check out Grohl’s hand-crafted letter on the film below and the teaser trailer at soundcitymovie.com.