Dave Grohl’s first foray into documentary filmmaking was Sound City, a terrific profile of the legendary recording studio in Van Nuys, California, where some of the biggest names in rock recorded classic albums: Nirvana, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Fleetwood Make, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, Tom Petty, Dio, Cheap Trick, Grateful Dead and, er, Barry Manilow and Bill Cosby.
If you’ve seen the doc, you’ll know that the studio was forced to close when it fell on hard times. The facilities were gutted (lovingly, in the case of the recording console, which is now installed at the Foo Fighters’ private 606 Studios) and the studio was declared dead and buried.
Well, apparently not. Sound City is being resurrected. Dave isn’t mentioned in this Facebook post, but given his long association with the place, you gotta figure he’s involved somehow.
Thanks to Amber for the tip!