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Dave Grohl Making Documentary About Legendary 'Nevermind' Studio

By May 2, 2012

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When we think about the elements that go into making a classic album -- the band, the songs, the producer -- we sometimes forget that one of the most important components is the studio where it's made. And when a studio produces indelible records, it starts to develop a reputation for being a "good room" where new bands want to go, hoping that some of the magic will rub off.

One of those studios is Sound City, which is located in the Valley in Southern California. It was the home for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, as well as hits albums for Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and Rage Against the Machine. But it's also where a young band named Nirvana recorded their seminal record, Nevermind. And now one of Nirvana's members, Dave Grohl, has decided to put together a documentary about the studio.

The film, which will just be called Sound City, is being produced and directed by the Foo Fighters leader. Nevermind's producer, Butch Vig, is also involved in the project, lending a hand to an accompanying soundtrack. Vig told Billboard, "He's probably interviewed 150 or 200 people so far, and now we've been working on musical collaborations to be a part of the soundtrack for the film." On the film's official website, there's a teaser trailer that hints at the different people who have been interviewed to talk about Sound City, and it's everyone from Rick Springfield to producer Ross Robinson. "Tom Petty talked for, like, six hours," Vig said, "and it's amazing; we could [have] a 90-minute or two-hour film with just him. So it's going to be interesting to see what makes the final cut."

There's no set release date for Sound City -- or even an indication if it will play in theaters or just be on DVD. Right now, all the film's Twitter feed will tell us is that it's "Coming Soon." So we'll have to keep our eyes on it.

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