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.