added: Wed, Dec 5th '12
Have you ever loved a sound studio so much that you wanted to tell the whole world about it? If your answer is yes, then there's a good chance, your name is Dave Grohl. You see, the Foo Fighters frontman has been busy producing and directing a documentary about Sound City Studios, the legendary recording studio in Los Angeles, where many musicians called home before its ultimate closure in 2011. It was once the recording birthplace of numerous iconic rock albums, including Nirvana's groundbreaking record "Nevermind." However, it was built on an old-fashioned analog system. So when the digital revolution transformed the way music is recorded, the studio eventually became obsolete -- but not forgotten.
Grohl, who makes his directorial debut, essentially pays tribute to his favorite sound stage, while exhibiting the beauties of the analog system, supported by a vast amount of testimonials from big-name rockers. "Sound City" will be premiering at the Sundance Festival in January. It will also open theatrically in February.
SOUND CITY is about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California. The film was conceived by Dave 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 countless musical legends over the past 40 years. Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film will showcase the amazing history of the studio, focus on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, discuss the human element of music in an age of technology, and feature performances from many of the artists that called it "home."
directed by Dave Grohl
starring Krist Novoselic, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Butch Vig, Frank Black, Lars Ulrich, Rick Springfield
release date January 2013 (Sundance), February, 2013 (In Theaters)