in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst
dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret. Sound City,
America’s greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary,
one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the
seminal albums that defined 20th century music.
Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana,
amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was
Rock n’ Roll hallowed ground. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo
Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic
musicians who made their careers in the studio, SOUND CITY tells the
story of real rock n’roll history, and celebrates the human element of
music, as Grohl gathers some of rock’s greatest artists to collaborate
on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together
they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Grammy winner for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
“In his directing debut, Dave Grohl shows the instincts of a real
filmmaker. SOUND CITY hits you like a shot in the heart.” – Peter
Travers, Rolling Stone