‘Sound City,’ a documentary about the legendary recording studio by the same name, will be screened at theaters across the country and locally at Hartford’s Real Art Ways.
The recording studio in southern California closed in 2011, but not before laying down the tracks for a ridiculous number of important albums, including Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “One Red Hot Minute,” and “Nevermind” by Nirvana.
It was his time recording Nevermind that first introduced Grohl to the Sound City. When the studio closed, Grohl bought the soundboard and started thinking about making a documentary.
The film is Grohl’s directorial debut, and features interviews with Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Frank Black, Lars Ulrich, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney, and more. It shows at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, on January 31.
Watch the film’s trailer below: