11:44 AM GMT 21/05/2013
Sound City, the legendary studio located in Van Nuys, California, is to be the subject of a new documentary directed by Dave Grohl.
Featuring interviews with a host of musicians including Tom Petty, Josh Homme, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, John Fogerty and many other artists who have recorded at the now-defunct facility, Sound City will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The idea for the film was born following Grohl's purchase of the studio's 1972 custom-built Neve 8028 recording console.
Sound City opened for business in 1969 and played host to the sessions for Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Nirvana's Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (to name but a few). The studio closed in 2011.
Grohl: "As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art. I am over the moon!"
Check out the trailer below:
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