By: Jennifer Williams
The idea of creating a documentary film came to Dave Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. This wasn't just any recording console from just any studio.
The console, 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.
That's how Grohl got to his directorial debut of the feature documentary film, SOUND CITY about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California. This week it was announced that SOUND CITY will be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
When recently asked about the being a part of the Sundance Film Festival, Groh shared:
"As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art. I am over the moon!"
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.
You have to check out the trailer for the movie. It's pretty awesome! www.soundcitymovie.com.