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SOUND CITY PLAYERS L.A. DEBUT & THEATRICAL PREMIERE JANUARY 31

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013

SOUND CITY PLAYERS L.A. DEBUT & THEATRICAL PREMIERE JANUARY 31

Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cheap Trick, Fear, Rage Against The Machine and More to Join Dave Grohl and Extended Foo Fighters and Nirvana Family for One Historic Night 

 

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On the heels of their instantly sold out debut live performance and Sundance premiere, Dave Grohl’s SOUND CITY PLAYERS have confirmed that they will commemorate SOUND CITY the film’s January 31 Los Angeles premiere at the Cinerama Dome with a one-time-only L.A. performance that same night at the Hollywood Palladium.

Assembled to play the music created for the Grohl-directed SOUND CITY documentary and its accompanying SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL album–as well as classics spanning their storied careers–the L.A. configuration of the SOUND CITY PLAYERS will feature Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, 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, Chris Goss and more joining Grohl and a cast of his current and former bandmates including Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and other familiar faces for a historic evening.

The SOUND CITY PLAYERS’ Palladium gig commemorates the North American theatrical  premiere of SOUND CITY. A full list of theaters showing the film for ONE NIGHT ONLY–as well as those hosting full theatrical runs– can be found at http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/theaters. International Theaters will be announced shortly.

The film will open theatrically in the U.S. and the world over via cable, satellite, online, hotel and airline on demand operators the following day, February 1, 2013.

North American theatrical will be handled by Variance Films, with on demand being handled by Gravitas Ventures.

The film’s soundtrack, SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL, will be released March 12 on Roswell/RCA and is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes, with all pre-orders instantly receiving first single “Cut Me Some Slack”–performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear.

Future SOUND CITY PLAYERS lineups and dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

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Sound City – Real to Reel Album Created Exclusively for Dave Grohl’s Directorial Debut

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 19, 2012

SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL
ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ALBUM OF MUSIC CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR DAVE GROHL’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
FILM AND ALBUM BOTH AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON iTUNES
 http://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes

First Single “Cut Me Some Slack” By Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Available As Instant Grat Download With All Pre-Orders

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SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL, the companion album to the Dave Grohl-directed SOUND CITY feature length documentary premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for pre-order along with SOUND CITY the film at iTunes at http://bit.ly/SoundCityiTunes . All pre-orders for the album, due out March 12, 2013 on Roswell Records, will immediately receive first single “Cut Me Some Slack”–the original studio recording of the track performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the historical 12-12-12 benefit as well as on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live holiday episode.

SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL is a brand new collection of all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console after it was reinstalled in Grohl and his Foo Fighters’ own 606 Studios. The new tracks–featuring an amazing and idiosyncratic cast of collaborators including Paul McCartney, Grohl’s former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine and more–passionately exemplify SOUND CITY’s celebration of the human element of musicianship and recording in an increasingly digital world.

Following its Sundance 2013 premiere, SOUND CITY will also be released as an HD digital download and stream February 1 via www.soundcitymovie.com. Fans who pre-order the film now will receive instant exclusive rewards followed by a stream and download of the entire film on February 1. The film will also be released theatrically, in association with Variance Films, on February 1.  A list of cities and theaters will be announced shortly.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl’s life.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.

SOUND CITY–REAL TO REAL
TRACK LISTING AND CREDITS

1.            Heaven And All – Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes

2.      Time Slowing Down – Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl, Brad Wilk

3.      You Can’t Fix This – Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee

4.      The Man That Never Was – Rick Springfield, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear

5.      Your Wife Is Calling – Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Pat Smear

6.      From Can To Can’t – Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder

7.      Centipede – Joshua Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, , Alain Johannes

8.      A Trick With No Sleeve – Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme

9.      Cut Me Some Slack – Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear

10.  Once Upon A Time… The End – Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee, Jim Keltner

11.  Mantra –  Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor

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DAVE GROHL DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, FEATURE DOCUMENTARY SOUND CITY TO PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 4, 2012

(December 3, 2012, Los Angeles, CA) – Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana announced today that his directorial debut, the feature documentary film, SOUND CITY about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California will have its premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Grohl and select artists from the film will be in attendance at this year’s Festival.  More information can be found at www.soundcitymovie.com.

 

“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. I am over the moon!”

 

The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

 

Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film.

 

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, “Nevermind”. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, “Nevermind” changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl’s life.

 

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.

 

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DAVE GROHL TO DIRECT AND PRODUCE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 3, 2012

(May 1, 2012, Los Angeles, CA) – Confirming widely circulated rumors, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana announced today that he will direct and produce a feature Documentary film, SOUND CITY about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California. The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film will showcase the amazing history of the studio, focus on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, discuss the human element of music in an age of technology, and feature performances from many of the artists that called it “home”.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, “Nevermind”. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, “Nevermind” changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl’s life.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.

Speaking to both the art of music and the art of filmmaking, Grohl crafted the letter below to share his vision for the film. Information and future announcements related to the film can be found at www.soundcitymovie.com

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