Rock-N-Roll legend, Dave Grohl is making his directorial debut with a documentary focusing on the iconic Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, California. The documentary premiered at Sundance to wonderful reviews and praise.
It’s extremely difficult to even begin to talk about Sound City. Every aspect of the film is remarkable. It’s almost a love letter to music fans, and, even to those who are unfamiliar with Grohl and Sound City Studios, will still very much enjoy themselves.
The star-packed film includes interviews from many very talented and popular musicians who have had first hand experience recording at Sound City Studios. This includes Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Butch Vig, Josh Homme, and many, many more. Grohl handles the interviews in a very exciting way that keeps the attention of the audience and gives a never-before-seen insight into these musicians’ lives. It’s remarkable to see how much this simple studio had affected their lives so greatly.
Sound City Studio was a recording studio in a small district in Los Angeles, Van Nuys. The studio has been home to very many of musical icons such as Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nirvana for Nevermind, which is, of course, how Dave Grohl was first introduced to the studio. The studio closed in 2011, which eventually led to Grohl’s wanting to share just how special the studio was.
As expected, the soundtrack to the film is spectacular. Grohl teams up with many musicians who are featured in the film, such as Rick Springfield, Rick Nielson, Corey Taylor, and many others. The majority of songs on the soundtrack feature Taylor Hawkins and Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters, so fans are basically getting a few new Foo songs. The biggest and best surprise about the soundtrack, however, is a song called ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ which features Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic together. Although impossible to replace Kurt Cobain, McCartney steps in as lead singer as the remaining members of Nirvana reunite – together since Kurt’s death.
I highly recommend the film to any music fan; it will give fans a further appreciation of all the music that emerged from the studio. The film is set to be released on February 1.
Don’t believe me? Check out the film’s trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQoOfiLz1G4