SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
In addition to making the film, Dave has corralled many of his the movie’s interview subjects for a limited set of shows in select US cities. So far they’ve played Park City and Los Angeles, and then on Friday, they announced their “one and only” NYC gig on Feb 13 at the Hammerstein Ballroom!
Dave Grohl and Extended Foo Fighters and Nirvana Family to be Joined by Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and More For One Historic Night.
Tickets Go On Sale February 5 at 4PM EST at http://bit.ly/14v6M29
While this PR copy does not explicitly mention Sir Paul McCartney, you can read what you like into “extended Foo Fighters and Nirvana Family.” Also, Dave did mention in a recent interview with Marc Maron that “everyone” from the film would be playing a live gig at some point. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, February 5 at 4PM EST.
The Sound City companion “Soundtrack” will be available on March 12 via Roswell/RCA.
SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL is a brand new collection of all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console after it was reinstalled in Grohl and his Foo Fighters’ own 606 Studios. The new tracks–featuring an amazing and idiosyncratic cast of collaborators including Paul McCartney, Grohl’s former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine and more–passionately exemplify SOUND CITY’s celebration of the human element of musicianship and recording in an increasingly digital world.
The film’s soundtrack, SOUND CITY-REAL TO REEL, will be released March 12 on Roswell/RCA and is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes, with all pre-orders instantly receiving first single “Cut Me Some Slack”-performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear.