Dave Grohl, (Nirvana-Foo Fighters) made his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Grohl showcased his documentary, bio-pic about Los Angeles' Sound City recording studios. The documentary aptly named 'Sound City,' tells the stories of Rock performing artist, who recorded albums at Sound City Studios, dating back to 1969.
Aren't all sound studios pretty much the same, four walls and recording equipment? Grohl and the other rock icons featured in the film, feel that there is something special about Sound City studios, something magical. It may be more sentimental than anything else, but the studio has an illustrious history of rock star success stories.
Jan. 25, Dave Grohl conducted an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Grohl stated, "Musically, there's something magical about that place, and when I heard that they were closing I thought, "I have a studio, I make records every day. If I could be reunited with this piece of equipment that I consider to be the best sounding board I've ever worked on and the board that's responsible for the person that I am, it would be a huge full-circle emotional reunion for me." And that's why I made the movie."
At the Sundance Film Festival, Grohl premiered the film and followed-up with a rock concert, featuring some of the artists in the film. The experience of the concert is something that Grohl wants to continue, on a tour, Grohl said. "As for a Sound City tour? ’We’re trying, what’s nuts is we did the show here the other night, to me it was like an extension of the idea of the film."
"There’s also an album from the film with original music. He thought, ‘let’s do a show where every artist does their song from the soundtrack and then we do 4 or 5 of their songs. But multiply that by everyone in the movie and you have f**king Woodstock.’
He says that they would want to do as many places as possible, and named possible destinations as L.A., New York, London, Berlin and Sydney.”
The first concert date for the 'Sound City Players' is at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, additional dates to be released.
Some of the Sound City recording artists include, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Cash.
The film 'Sound City' is scheduled for showings in select movie theaters throughout the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, from Jan. 31, to Feb. 28, 2013. Most of the film showings are for one night only, or limited engagements for one week. See list of theaters for locations.