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Trailer for Dave Grohl's rock-doc Sound City hits; Sundance bound

Dec. 4, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Former Nirvana drummer and current front man for Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is now taking on the role of documentary filmmaker with the rock-doc SOUND CITY, which chronicles the famed recording studio and its impact on the industry, having recorded a massive body of some of the greatest albums of all time.  It also looks to be a compelling look at the advent of technology replacing the "old-school" way of doing things, much like the growth of digital over film.  I'm a big fan of Foo Fighters and grew up jamming to a lot of the albums created at Sound City, so this is most definitely a doc I look forward to seeing.

Rock on:

Here's the synopsis:

SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, 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.

Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film.

SOUND CITY will premiere at Sundance next year with a release date to follow shortly after. 

And here's a little live Nirvana for your enjoyment...

Extra Tidbit: Do you think digital audio "enhancements" are making music better or worse? I can see both sides, really.

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4:11PM on 12/04/2012
I love rock! AND roll!
I love rock! AND roll!
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1:44PM on 12/04/2012
I *need* to see this. Is there anything that Dave Grohl is involved in that sucks? Because honestly, he's done so much - and it's always awesome.
I *need* to see this. Is there anything that Dave Grohl is involved in that sucks? Because honestly, he's done so much - and it's always awesome.
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