Dave Grohl recently announced that Foo Fighters was going on hiatus. Not too worry, what this has meant in the past is that Mr. Grohl just needs to get a bunch of other projects out of his system. To prove my point, Dave went and drummed on the new Queens of the Stone Age record and MADE A MOVIE. Just to prove that he’s the best at everything, basically.
And so without further ado, here is the long awaited trailer to the much talked about Sound City, a film Dave directed about the legendary studio where Nirvana’s Nevermind was recorded, featuring commentary from rock royalty like Krist Novoselic, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Lars Ulrich, Tom Petty, Rivers Cuomo, Frank Black, Rick Rubin, the list goes on and on. Watch this:
Sound City will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. You can pre-order a DRM Free Download for just $10 and get immediate access to “super sweet stuff to tide you over until the film is available on 2/1/2013” at http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/
Also, LOTS of preview material here: http://soundcitymovie.tumblr.com/
And now, for all you pre-orderers out there, a few words from Dave himself:
Thanks for scraping up your hard earned dough and buying the movie
direct from our site! We’re stoked! Hope you love it as much as we do….
Ummm………Holy shit! I made a movie!
I started this project a little over a year ago with ONE of my good
old friends (Jim Rota from the band Fireball Ministry). That’s
right….just me, my drinking buddy, and a crazy idea that we should tell
the story of a studio we had loved hanging around for years, and our
heartbreak to see it close. It soon blossomed into something truly epic! I
don’t think either of us ever imagined our little project would become
what it is now. Like all the best things in life, it just…….happened.
From day one, it was the most incredible experience of my life. I
swear. Sitting down with Neil Young talking about recording guitars, John
Fogerty telling me about the day he decided to become a musician, Stevie
Nicks telling me the story of how she joined Fleetwood Mac, Trent Reznor
schooling me on the world of computers and digital technology, etc etc
etc…..can you imagine? All I had to do was listen…I am the luckiest
man on earth.
And, being a completely independent film, no one told us how or what
to do! Me and my crew of under 20 people did it OUR way. It was like a keg
party with a camera. WE got to tell the story of a place we all held so
dear. WE wanted to do it justice. And I think we did.
But, SOUND CITY is only part of the story…..
What is it that happens when 4 people turn on, plug in, and really
play that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up? What is it
about those moments when you hear something and it immediately puts its
hooks in you, and you feel…..understood? What is it that will inspire
the next generation of kids wanna do what I did when I was a little punk
growing up in Springfield, Virginia? That feeling like, “Wait……I can
do this too…..”
That’s what I’m talking about. That human connection. That human
feel. That human sound…that isn’t perfect…but it’s sooooo good.
I really feel like SOUND CITY is my life’s most important work. I
hope you do too.
Psyched that you get to see it! Show it to your friends! Get
together, start a band, sound like shit, and change the world. GO!
Thank you, thank you, thank you………Dave