By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Those who saw the Dave Grohl documentary Sound City most likely walked away feeling inspired by the story of the Van Nuys, CA recording studio that maintained its analog roots until it had to close its doors in 2011. But music fans probably also had another thought on their mind: I need to get my hands on that soundtrack!
Well, the wait is (nearly) over! Sound City: Real to Reel is now streaming in its entirety on NPR.com and several other websites. The 11-track album features Grohl’s collaborations with Rock and Roll powerhouses such as John Fogerty, fellow Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, and of course, Sir Paul McCartney.
Each song was recorded using the infamous Neve console, which was once an essential part of Sound City Studios and now resides in Grohl’s Studio 606.
Sound City: Real to Reel is due out on March 12th. The Sound City Players, a supergroup that consists of many of the musicians that appeared in Sound City, have also announced they will be performing at South by Southwest in Austin, TX on March 14th. The performance will follow Dave Grohl’s keynote address at the film and music festival on the same evening.
To check out the SXSW Sound City Players’ lineup, head to Billboard.com and click here to listen to Sound City: Real to Reel. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below!