Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary
posted at 1/14/2013 10:44 AM EST
A "one night only" screening of Grohl's documentary is scheduled to be released in many theatres across the U.S.; the date so happens to be the night before the day the film is going to be available as a digital download.
Either way, you might be interested:
"Sound City" examines the history of the now-shuttered Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California. The studio was famous for its gear, including the Neve 8028 recording console that Grohl purchased in 2011. Nirvana were among the bands to record at Sound City, laying down the tracks to Nevermind there in 1991.
January 31 is the big night in most cities
"The movie Dave Grohl has called "my life's most important work" is headed for the big screen. The Foo Fighters frontman's full-length directing debut, the documentary Sound City, is now scheduled for a theatrical release at cities across the country. That follows a premiere later this month at Utah's Sundance Film Festival, which will be accompanied by the live debut of Grohl's new Sound City Players.
Like LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits last year, Sound City will have most of its screenings limited to one night only: January 31, which just happens to be the day before the release date for a video download of the movie. A smattering of screenings are scheduled for additional dates through February 22. Ticketing information is available on Sound City's website.
Of course, the former Nirvana drummer has more than a movie to keep him busy these days. Oh, you know, he's only been drumming for the new Queens of the Stone Age album, covering Led Zeppelin with Foo Fighters, directing a Deadmau5-implicating Soundgarden video, and playing with Bob Mould. There's also that little matter of a Paul McCartney-led reunion of Nirvana's surviving members."
Note: For the Boston area, it will be shown in Kendall Square's Landmark Cinema.