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Grohl’s passion for music is unbridled as he talks to musicians and singers like Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor and more, recounting the history of the studio where he and his friends from Nirvana showed up to record Nevermind, one of the most iconic rock albums of all time. His reaction to some of the stories and the time he spends reflecting on the studio’s rise and fall (which happened twice) is like a kid in a candy shop. For this portion of the documentary, Grohl’s varying style of filming the interviews was refreshing from talking heads looking off camera to Grohl sitting in the room with a particular subject or just chilling in a recording studio, Ethan Anderton wrote for the firstshowing.net. These are stories from rock legends about rock history. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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For the entire duration of Sound City, I had a big goofy smile on my face, and even had a couple tears settle in my eyes hearing some of these great musical icons talk about the start of their careers. This is all made possible by Dave Grohl, a guy who made this documentary as a tribute to all those who keep making music with real people, whether it’s in their garage or in a makeshift studio. It’s about not letting technology do all the work and act as a crutch for shortcoming in talent. Grohl isn’t cocky, but he’s respectful of his craft, and mixes no nonsense about his love for Sound City. The documentary isn’t perfect, but Sound City is a revelation full of musical passion, love, raw energy and a fascinating chronicle of an unlikely historical music studio and the people who made it possible.

Read more review about the movie here: http://bit.ly/UTr8h9

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Speaking at the film’s premiere about the ‘Sound City’documentary, Grohl told the audience, “I consider this to be the most important thing I’ve ever done, artistically, of all the albums I’ve made, of all the bands I’ve had the pleasure of being in. I really feel like the ‘Sound City’ movie, its intention is to inspire the next generation of kids to fall in love with music as much as I did.” As to whether or not directing is an experience he would like to repeat, the musician coyly responded, “I started the Foo Fighters as a hobby, and that was 20 years ago.”

Read more about Dave Grohl‘s Sound City Movie at Sundance Film Festival here: Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Rock the Sundance Film Festival.

 

NEW SOUNDGARDEN VIDEO DIRECTED BY DAVE GROHL

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Dave Grohl has been a busy guy. Not only has he been putting the finishing touches to his documentary on Sound City Studios, but he has also been promoting his film’s soundtrack (with a little help from an ex-Beatle). Now the Foo Fighters frontman (and Nirvana drummer) can add a Soundgarden music video to his resume.

Soundgarden revealed yesterday that they were filming a new music video for the song “By Crooked Steps” with Grohl directing. The reunited grunge group posted candid on-set photos from the shooting via Instagram, including the one seen above. Though the video’s plot hasn’t been made publicly known, the photos indicate there’s some sort of biker-gang theme occurring in the video.

It’s unknown as to how soon we’ll get to see the video for “By Crooked Steps.” Either way, though, it’s just cool to know that Grohl and Soundgarden are collaborating in some fashion.

(by zach shaw for metalinsider.net)

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