Posts Tagged ‘Sound City’

Sound City giveaway

March 11th, 2013 Comments off

Not have Sound City yet?  Is it because the recession is biting?  Is your drug habit getting in the way of your music buying?  Or are you just lazy?

Regardless, I’m giving some away: I’ve a copy of the soundtrack ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’, a copy of the documentary on DVD & also one on Blu Ray.  To win either email or tweet @fooarchive with SOUND CITY & your chosen format (so, SOUND CITY DVD, etc)

Winners will be chosen randomly on Thursday and recieve an e-mail/tweet to ask for their address.  Again, the contest is only open  to UK residents… but if your overseas and can use a relative’s address – go for it.

Done & dusted – thanks!

NME review Sound City: Real to Reel

March 6th, 2013 Comments off

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Rolling Stone reviews Sound City ‘Real to Reel’

March 5th, 2013 Comments off

NME review Sound City

February 13th, 2013 Comments off

From today’s issue of NME.  Click below to read:

Rolling Stone – ‘What’s Next For The Foo Fighters?’

December 8th, 2012 Comments off

The lead news piece in the latest issue of Rolling Stone (1172) asks ‘What’s Next For The Foo Fighters?’ and Dave gets on the phone to answer:

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New Sound City trailer & press release

December 4th, 2012 Comments off


Sound City


In the wake of the confirmation of its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) has given fans an unprecedented peek behind the scenes of his directorial debut: The official trailer for his feature documentary film, SOUND CITY, about the legendary Van Nuys, CA studio has just been unveiled via @soundcitymovie and @foofighters.

Grohl, who will travel to Sundance next month along with select artists featured in the film and its forthcoming soundtrack album commented yesterday, “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!”

SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, “Nevermind”. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, “Nevermind” changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl’s life.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.

Taylor talks Butch, Butch talks Sound City

May 9th, 2012 Comments off

The latest issue of Rhythm carries a Butch Vig cover feature and Taylor Hawkins is one of the artists who talk about their experience recording with Butch:

Butch also told the magazine about the Sound City project:

He was however a little less forthcoming on Jo Whiley’s show last night (May 8th), Jo tried to push him for the names of  the latest participents involved but he kept quiet saying he’d revealed too much in the past.  He did however say that Dave has already spoken to 150 of the artists who used the studio and the film looks scheduled for release in January/February 2013.

Sound City cassette scavanger hunt

March 20th, 2012 2 comments

So, next year’s Dave Grohl produced ‘Sound City’ documentary has started with a little bit of viral marketing.

As the South By Southwest festival took over Austin, Texas in March, Sound City’s twitter account (@soundcitymovie) started posting pics of a compilation cassette (and cassette players) dotted around the city. David Wogan was lucky enough to grab one of the first batch and he shared these pics:

The Roswell logo riffing on Maxell is a nice touch (especially as a recent photoshoot with the band paid homage to the famous 80’s Maxell commercial) and Dave wrote the tracklisting inlay, complete with abbreviated and/or squashed-up artist names which I remember well from making mixtapes.

The tapes were made in collaboration with California’s Burger Records and circulated at SxSW by the film’s production company, but you didn’t just have to be in Austin to get your hands on a copy – some lucky folk on the movie’s Facebook page managed to snag one too.

They’re a great piece of promotional memorabilia and I’d love to get hold of one. You hear me? I said I’D LOVE ONE.