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Dave Grohl's Sound City Documentary Premiering at Sundance

By December 10, 2012

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Most of this year, Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl has been focusing on filmmaking, not music. In the spring, it was revealed that he was working on a documentary about Sound City, a legendary Southern California recording space that has been the home for significant albums like Rumours and Nevermind. Grohl has said that the film "could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on," and it's going to be unveiled at one of the world's biggest film festivals.

Sound City will play as part of the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 17-27 in Park City, Utah. If you can't make it to the festival, though, you don't need to worry: It's going to be available on February 1, and you can put in your order now over at the film's website.

There's also a Sound City trailer out that gives a sense of the movie. From these 150 seconds, it looks like the documentary will be a combination of history about the studio and a general lament for the way rock music used to be made before digital technology profoundly changed the process. (You may remember that this is a topic Grohl very much cares about: Foo Fighters' Wasting Light was recorded on old-school tape rather than using computers.) For people who are nostalgic for the way rock 'n' roll used to be, Sound City could very much strike a chord.

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