Welcome to the career checklist of Dave Grohl. Musically diverse multi-instrumentalist? Check. Member of some of the most influential bands of the 1990s? Check. Looks good in drag? Definitely check. Actor? Check. And now Mr Grohl is adding another feather to his cap; documentary film maker.
Grohl has just released the teaser trailer to his upcoming documentary Sound City. The film looks at the closing of the infamous music studio of the same name in Los Angeles, which has been a cornerstone of quality music since 1969. As he explained to CraveOnline:
We recorded ‘Nevermind’ there back in 1991. That funky old place had the best drum room in the world. The drum sound at the beginning of Smells Like Teen Spirit? That’s Sound City. I decided to make a film about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit ‘record’ and the hair on the back of your neck stands up.
This trailer is very short and very fast. There is a montage of musicians waving their hands in explanation of things we will only find out when the film is released, and a series of sped up images of people running around the studio setting it up. Music fans will cry in frustration for more.
Grohl has managed to enlist a whole stack of musicians for his documentary. Featured so far are Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Tom Petty. Needless to say, everyone who is anyone in dirty American rock and roll will be in this film. We’re trying not to wait with bated breath.