The Hollywood Reporter reported on Jan. 15 that Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl announced the Los Angeles premiere his new documentary "Sound City - Reel to Reel" for Hollywood's Cinerama Dome on Jan. 31. Also on hand at the event is the Sound City Players all-star band who created the movie's score.
The documentary tells the story of the legendary Sound City recording studio in southern California. Grohl himself recorded one of his earliest efforts at Sound City when his old band Nirvana recorded "Nevermind" there. In the film, Grohl showcases a number of major stars who recorded there including Trent Rezner of Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and Paul McCartney.
While the documentary premieres at the Cinerama Dome, the nearby Hollywood Palladium will showcase the all-star band. Individuals playing in this band include Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Lee Ving (Fear), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and more.
The movie will also screen at Sundance and the musicians will also perform at that event as well. "Sound City - Reel to Reel" opens in theaters and On Demand on Feb. 1. For information of where you can see the movie in a theater, visit the "Sound City" website.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.