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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' film gets L.A. premiere, all-star concert

January 15, 2013|By Mikael Wood
  • Dave Grohl, second from right, will premiere his documentary "Sound City" in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.
Dave Grohl, second from right, will premiere his documentary "Sound… (Roswell Films )

"Sound City" is coming home.

After a world premiere Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Dave Grohl will bring his documentary on the famed Van Nuys recording studio to L.A. on Jan. 31, the Foo Fighters frontman announced Tuesday.

The film examines the story of Sound City -- where Nirvana's "Nevermind," among many other albums, was recorded -- through archival footage and interviews with artists including Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Josh Homme and Rick Springfield. (Watch a trailer below.)

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In addition to the movie, Grohl has made an album of new songs with help from some of those famous friends, an appealingly motley assortment of whom will perform at the Palladium following the "Sound City" showing at Hollywood's ArcLight Cinemas. According to the statement, those due to appear include Nicks, Fogerty, Springfield, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and Lee Ving of the great L.A. punk band Fear.

Tickets for the Palladium gig -- which Pop & Hiss has been told may feature additional unannounced luminaries -- go on sale through Ticketmaster at noon Pacific time Wednesday.

"Sound City" begins a theatrical run in L.A. on Feb. 1 at West Hollywood's Sundance Sunset Cinemas. The accompanying album, "Sound City: Real to Reel," is due out March 12.


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