Dave Grohl Film ‘Sound City’ Premieres in 10 Days, Theaters Announced

The wait is finally over…almost. In just 10 days, Dave Grohl will make his directorial debut with a documentary that he’s called his “life’s most important work.” It’s hard to imagine those words coming from the mouth of a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, singer, guitarist, drummer, and songwriter who’s been in not one, but two, of the greatest bands of all time. Still, it seems as though Grohl is beyond proud of this film, and it’s certainly going to be a must-see for music fans and movie buffs alike.

The documentary, Sound City, is about the legendary Van Nuys recording studio on the outskirts of Los Angeles where many classic albums have been recorded by artists like Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, MetallicaFleetwood Mac, and…Nirvana. The film revolves around the studios cutting edge recording technology back in the day which set it apart from the rest at the time. The film includes interviews with artists, producers, engineers, and many more.

The film was an Official Selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film will be accompanied by a soundtrack, of course. At the Sundance premiere, Grohl also debuted his Sound City Players, an all-star group of 17 musicians that jammed for over three hours. The group included Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Black Sabbath), Alain Johannes (Queens of The Stone Age), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Chris Goss (Master of Reality), Lee Ving, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Rick Springfield, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks.

This break is a much deserved one. Foo Fighters are coming off yet another massive hit record, 2011′s WastingLight. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was produced by Butch Vig, who produced the legendary Nirvana album Nevermind. Keeping with the desire to create a rawer and heavier album, Grohl decided to record the album in his garage in Encino, CA. Wasting Light would go on to earn five Grammy Award nominations, including Album of The Year. The album won the award for Best Rock Album, and the song “White Limo” won Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, and “Walk” won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Foo Fighters also “Walked” away with a fifth Grammy that night – the award for Best Long Form Music Video for Back and Forth, a documentary on about the recording of Wasting Light. In support of the album, the band hit the road on the Wasting Light World Tour from December 2010 to September 2012. To catch the film Sound City, be sure to find the city nearest to you on the list below, and get ready to be apart of music history.- by Matt Bishop (Photos Courtesy of SoundCityMovie.com)

Sound City National Premiere

January 31
New York, NY @ Landmark Sunshine
Albuquerque, NM @ Guild Cinema
Anchorage, AK @ Bear Tooth Theatrepub
Atlanta, GA @ Landmark Midtown Art
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Village
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Berkeley, CA @ Landmark Shattuck 10
Boston, MA @ Landmark Kendall Square
Chicago, IL @ Landmark Century Centre
Cleveland, OH @ Cedar Lee Theater
Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
Dallas, TX @ Landmark Magnolia
Denver, CO @ Landmark Mayan
Detroit, MI @ Landmark Main Art
Duluth, MN @ Zinema 2
Gainesville, FL @ The Hippodrome
Grand Rapids, MI @ UICA
Hartford, CT @ Real Art Ways
Honolulu, HI @ Kahala 8
Houston, TX Landmark River Oaks
Indianapolis, IN @ Landmark Keystone Art
Ithaca, NY @ Cinemapolis
Jacksonville, FL @ Sunray Cinema
Kansas City, MO @ Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
Miami, FL @ O Cinema
Milwaukee, WI @ Landmark Oriental
Minneapolis, MN @ Landmark Lagoon
New Orleans, LA @ Canal Place Theater
Oklahoma City, OK @ Harkins Bricktown
Philadelphia, PA @ Landmark Ritz East
Phoenix, AZ @ Harkins Valley Art
Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater
Providence, RI @ Cable Car Cinema
Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theater
San Diego, CA @ Landmark Hillcrest
San Francisco, CA @ Roxie Theatre
Seattle, WA Seattle @ Cinerama
St. Louis, MO @ Landmark Tivoli
Tuscon, AZ @ The Loft Cinema
Washington, DC @ Landmark E-Street
Winston-Salem, NC @ Aperture
Toronto, ON @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Vancouver, BC @ VanCity Theater
Montreal, QC @ Cinema du Parc

February 1
Los Angeles, CA @ Sundance Sunset Theaters
New York, NY @ Landmark Sunshine
Toronto, ON @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theater
Providence, RI @ Cable Car Cinema
Phoenix, AZ @ Harkins Valley Art
Miami, FL @ O Cinema
Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre

February 7
Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar

February 15
Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre

February 20
Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center

February 22
Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center

About Matt Bishop

Welcome to the Revival of rock 'n' roll music. The way you used to hear rock, see rock, and feel rock is going to be shattered into a million pieces, reassembled, and revived. Dive into the realm of rock with interviews, concert coverage, and breaking news that make the music seem real again - in your ears, in your mind, and right in front of your very eyes. You'll feel the cool steel of the guitar strings and the smooth wood grain of the drum sticks right in your hands, all with the echoes of reverb in your head. This is the way rock was supposed to be experienced. Welcome to the Revival of rock 'n' roll music.
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