"How do we keep music to sound like people?" -- Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl will premiere his documentary Sound City at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film is Grohl's directorial debut. It will tell the story of the Van Nuys, California studio where some of the biggest albums of all time were recorded, specifically, for Grohl, where Nirvana's Nevermind was recorded.
In the trailer, we learn that one of the causes of Sound City's success and demise was its analog board. Many bands loved the natural recording process, but the digital revolution took over and ultimately led to the closing of the studio.
Grohl actually bought the mixing board from the studio. But, as he says in the trailer, "I thought that board would go straight to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame."
In the trailer Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Lars Ulrich, Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor are featured discussing the studio. They all recorded at the famed Sound City.
After the premiere screening at Sundance, the film will release in February.