Multitalented musician Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana fronts a mission to resurrect the rapidly vanishing human touch behind the creation of music. When Sound City, a fabled recording studio, opened in 1969, it boasted a one-of-a kind recording console. Tucked away behind train tracks and dilapidated warehouses in the sunburnt San Fernando Valley, Sound City became rock ’n’ roll hallowed ground where music’s megastars captured their magic on analog tape for three decades.
The advent of the digital age ultimately sounded the death knell of Sound City. Grohl cobbles together a troupe of iconic musicians and singers who once called the studio home. Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, and Paul McCartney are just some of the legends who jam with Grohl and create a brand-new album on that revered soundboard. Fasten your seat belts. Sound City, Grohl’s outstanding filmmaking debut, rocks the silver screen, not only unearthing music history but making it as well. - D. C.
About the Director
Dave Grohl is one of the most respected figures on the international music scene. He began his career at the age of 17 and became the drummer for Nirvana, playing on now-classic albums that include Nevermind and In Utero. Grohl formed the Foo Fighters in 1995; the band’s seven albums won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more than 25 million copies. Sound City marks his debut as a feature documentary director and producer.
Cast and Credits
Director: Dave Grohl
Screenwriter: Mark Monroe
Executive Producers: John Silva, John Cutliffe, Gaby Skolnek, Kristen Welsh
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