Dave Grohl is in the process of making a film about "Sound City", a legendary recording studio in LA. Having recorded numerous tracks there, the studio holds a special place in his heart. When news leaked last year that the place was closing down, the Foo Fighter decided that it was time to make a movie about it, letting the world know about the studio's history and some of the rock icons who have made music there.
Formerly, when Dave Grohl was the drummer in Nirvana, Sound City was the studio where the incredibly successful album Nevermind was recorded. In 1991 when it was released, despite low expectations, the album surprised everyone with its chart-topping hits: "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come as You Are" and "Lithium". The album eventually moved Michael Jackson's Dangerous from the top spot in the charts, and went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
Other music history born inside the walls of Sound City includes Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Slipknot's Iowa and the self titled album by Rage Against The Machine.
Talking about the studio, Dave Grohl fondly remembers the drum room, saying, "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."
The movie is a documentary about some of the people as much as the music. Appearing are some iconic legends including Butch Vig (drummer in Garbage, now record producer), Trent Reznor (lead singer in Nine Inch Nails), Corey Taylor (front-man for Slipknot) and Josh Homme (founding member of Queens Of The Stone Age).
Anyone interested in music will love seeing some of how these legendary albums and songs were formulated.
Sound City, the movie, is expected to be out soon.
Sound City - Movie Trailer
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