Dave Grohl Sets L.A. Premiere For 'Sound City' Documentary
Music documentary Sound City, directed by Dave Grohl, will premiere in Los Angeles on January 31 at Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome. The premiere will coincide with a performance the same evening by the Sound City Players, an all-star band assembled to create original music for the film, at the nearby Hollywood Palladium.
The supergroup features Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Lee Ving of Fear, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alain Johannes and Chris Goss, as well as Foo Fighters regulars Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
The musicians, who are performing at the documentary’s Sundance premiere, also appear on the film’s soundtrack, Sound City – Reel To Reel, which will be released March 12 via Roswell/RCA. The album is currently available for pre-order and all orders include the disc’s single, “Cut Me Some Slack,” which was performed by Paul McCartney, Grohl, Novoselic and Smear. The Sound City Players plan to announce additional tour dates and lineups in the near future.
Sound City will open in theaters around the U.S. on February 1 and will be available worldwide via cable, satellite, online, hotel and airline on demand operators. Advance tickets are currently on sale for numerous theaters around North America. Fans can also pre-order a DRM-free copy of the film on Sound City’s official website.
The film, which chronicles legendary Southern California recording studio Sound City Studios, was produced and directed by Grohl and will be released via Roswell Films, a division of Foo Fighters’ Roswell Records. Grohl, who was recently announced as the keynote speaker for SXSW 2013, said in a press release, “As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art.”