Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl to direct film about Sound City studios

Los Angeles recording studio where Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana recorded albums is to become the subject of a documentary

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is planning to add film-making to his CV by directing a documentary about a legendary recording studio in Los Angeles.

Sound City will document the four-decade history of the studios of the same name, located in the Van Nuys district of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley.

Sound City became world famous in the mid-70s as the studio where Fleetwood Mac recorded their bestselling albums Fleetwood Mac and Rumours. Grohl first worked there in 1991, when Nirvana recorded their second album Nevermind in the studio. Sound City also hosted Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Johnny Cash's Unchained and the Arctic Monkeys' Suck It and See.

Grohl was reportedly inspired to make the film after buying an original 1972 recording console from the studio last year, when it closed to commercial operations. Grohl told Variety: "Sound City is a film about America's greatest unsung recording studio ... It was the birthplace of legend. It was witness to history."

Grohl plans to distribute the film through the Foo Fighter's record label Roswell.


Andrew Pulver

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