Dave Grohl To Direct Music Studio Documentary ‘Sound City’
Out of all the guys who ever played with Nirvana, we certainly never expected Dave Grohl to emerge the sole rock star. (Sorry, Pat Smear.)
And even if in the far reaches of our imagination we could have somehow fathomed Foo Fighters, the idea of Grohl as a serious filmmaker was nowhere on our radar.
But once again the long-haired former hardcore kid has surprised us all. No, he’s not having another fight with Courtney Love about whether or not he hit on her daughter, Frances Bean, whom he has known since she was a baby.
Today it was announced that Grohl, as rumor has recently held, will be directing and producing an upcoming documentary, titled Sound City, about the infamous recording studio of the same name in Van Nuys, Calif., where musicians including Fear, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Fleetwood Mac and, wouldn’t you know it, Nirvana recorded.
In a letter released today, Grohl wrote, “In the spring of 1991, I packed all of my belongings into an Army surplus duffle bag, put my drums in some dusty road cases, rolled up my sleeping bag, and jumped into an old, beat-up Ford van headed to Los Angeles. I was a 22-year-old starving musician without a cent to my name or a place to call home. My destination: Sound City.”
Grohl, who is now a millionaire rock star and apparently bought the console from the recording studio, goes on to write that the film focuses on what he considers “America’s greatest unsung recording studio” and says, “it might not be pretty… but it’s fucking real.”