Dave Grohl’s Sound City Documentary Trailer Released

Posted in Bootleg Theater on December 4th, 2012 by H.P. Taskmaster

I was watching the trailer below for Dave Grohl‘s Sound City documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the Van Nuys studio of the same name, in advance of posting it here — because, you know, sometimes I like to see what I’m posting beforehand — and I couldn’t help but notice that among the many impressive names on the credit line at the end, the likes of Mick Fleetwood, Trent Reznor, Lars Ulrich, Rick Rubin, Lindsey Buckingham, etc., listed as a producer was none other than James A. Rota, guitarist/vocalist for Fireball Ministry.

Whatever Rota‘s level of involvement, whether he was on the frontlines conducting interviews — one listen to his band and you know he’s down with some rock history — or a behind the scenes player, that he was on board with this thing only makes it cooler in my eyes. Being on the other end of the country, I was interested in kind of a tertiary way before. Now I hope it makes a lot of money.

Here’s the trailer, followed by some pertinent whathaveyou from the PR wire:

Sound City has been confirmed to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of Sound City, the legendary Van Nuys recording story, and was inspired when Grohl purchased the Neve 8028 recording console built in 1972 from the studio (and his personal connection to Sound City began in 1991 when Nirvana recorded Nevermind there).

The recording console is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment and has captured 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 TONS of other legends.

The film will be released in February after its debut at Sundance.

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Dave Grohl Shares Clips from Sound City Documentary

Posted in Bootleg Theater on November 13th, 2012 by H.P. Taskmaster

If Probot taught us anything, it’s that when Dave Grohl decides to take on a passion project, the results have the potential to kick some serious ass. And just about a week after it was subtly announced Grohl had rejoined Queens of the Stone Age on drums, the PR wire sent over these clips from a documentary he’s produced called Sound City, about the studio of the same name. There are a bunch of “musical memories” interview snippets on the movie’s YuberTubes channel, but here are a few choice ones, along with some background on the studio and Grohl‘s involvement.

Again, courtesy of the PR wire:

Grohl was inspired to create SOUND CITY the film after purchasing that same recording console last year as Sound City announced its closing. Built in 1972, it is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Cheap Trick, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Fear and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City dates back over 20 years, to the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind not only changed the entire modern musical landscape, but also forever altered the course of Grohl’s life.

Josh Homme

John Fogerty

Alain Johannes

Joe Barresi

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Visual Evidence: Dave Grohl Has Rejoined Queens of the Stone Age

Posted in Visual Evidence on November 6th, 2012 by H.P. Taskmaster

The mixing board don’t lie (unless, of course, it does): Dave Grohl is back alongside Josh Homme in Queens of the Stone Age. Only took a decade. New album in 2013. Now just tell me who’s playing bass.

I shared this on Thee Facebooks as well, but figured I should probably actually mark the occasion:

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