Not long ago we told you about a new film project Foo Fighters nucleus Dave Grohl was working on, a documentary centering on the legendary and recently-shuttered Sound City studios in Los Angeles. We had an indication that it would be special, but had no idea just how deep Grohl had dug into his rock star rolodex for the film.
Now that a trailer has arrived along with an official website, we’re picking our jaws off the floor as the contributing names and faces roll across the frame: Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Lars Ulrich, Krist Novoselic, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Cheap Trick, Corey Taylor, Stephen Pearcy and many, many more.
“When Sound City closed last year it was a very sad day,” Dave recently explained. “That place was like a church. The list of people that recorded there is like a virtual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We recorded Nevermind there back in 1991. That funky old place had the best drum room in the world. The drum sound at the beginning of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit?’ That’s Sound City. I decided to make a film about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit ‘record’ and the hair on the back of your neck stands up. Expect some epic jam sessions.”
We’ll keep you posted on screening and further involvement details for the Sound City film project as they arise – this doesn’t seem like something any of us are going to want to miss.
Meanwhile, Grohl and his Foo Fighters are nominated for six Grammy awards, including Album of The Year for Wasting Light. Dave announced on the Foos’ official blog that he has already started compiling ideas for new Foos material, as well. He wrote: “We’re not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean if you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our eighth studio album… well.”