Video: Trailer for Dave Grohl’s Sound City documentary
When it came about that Dave Grohl was working on a sitcom for FX, we asked if there was anything he can’t do. As if winning five Grammys didn’t prove there in fact isn’t, the recent trailer for his upcoming Sound City documentary seals it. The fact that the Foo Fighters frontman filmed a doc about the famed and now defunct eponymous L.A. recording studio of the title is intriguing, but the list of names contributing to the project is the real kicker.
According the the recently revealed trailer, Grohl has gathered a veritable pantheon of musical icons: Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, Cheap Trick, Lars Ulrich, Stephen Pearcy, and Rick Springfield are just some of the names involved. So why are so many familiar faces joining Grohl in this endeavor? “That place was like a church,” he explained in a recent interview on Sound City (via CraveOnline). “The list of people that recorded there is like a virtual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We recorded Nevermind there back in 1991. That funky old place had the best drum room in the world. The drum sound at the beginning of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit?’ That’s Sound City.”
The trailer for the movie, which Grohl says is “about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit ‘record’ and the hair on the back of your neck stands up,” can be viewed below. No release date is currently available, so stay tuned.