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13 Dec
2012

We were teased with a Nirvana “reunion” tonight with Paul McCartney. Thankfully, we didn’t hear Sir Paul attempt to channel Kurt Cobain on “Pennyroyal Tea” or “Lounge Act.” Watch him perform the new song “Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear and make a donation to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund at 121212concert.org

11 Dec
2012

Our favorite rocker Dave Grohl was the guest host on last Thursday’s Chelsea Lately on E!. Dave was awesome and hilarious as usual. Check out his comedy, hosting and interviewing skills in the videos below and pre-order Dave’s new documentary Sound City here.

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Ray Romano Interview

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02 Oct
2012

(via press release)

Hey everyone…

Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.

Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…

But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.

Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

Dave

23 Sep
2012

The Dave Grohl produced/directed “Sound City” documentary will be released sometime soon (actually, we don’t have an official date yet) and we have a few clips to share with you from the film.

Watch videos below of Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear and Fear guitarist Lee Ving discuss their first musical memories. Stay tuned to soundcitymovie.com for more clips.

19 Jul
2012


Dave Grohl has unveiled a new glimpse of SOUND CITY, his forthcoming debut as a feature documentary director/producer. The approximately 60 seconds of footage, which can be seen at http://soundcitymovie.com/, features the likes of Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Butch Vig, Mick Fleetwood, Trent Reznor and Grammy winning producer Jim Scott reminiscing and extolling the virtues of the Van Nuys CA studio and its Neve 8028 recording console on which so many legends captured the magic of their most classic albums.

Grohl was inspired to create SOUND CITY the film after purchasing that same recording console last year as Sound City announced its closing. Built in 1972, it is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Cheap Trick, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Fear and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City dates back over 20 years, to the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind not only changed the entire modern musical landscape, but also forever altered the course of Grohl’s life.

Roswell Films, a division of Grohl’s Roswell Records label, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Mark Monroe, writer of the Oscar-winning doc The Cove, as well as Once In a Lifetime and The Tillman Story. The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.

Grohl’s personal letter outlining his vision for the film as well as further information and future announcements related to the film can be found at www.soundcitymovie.com

01 May
2012


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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13 Feb
2012

What better way to end the Grammys than with Paul McCartney performing with Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl on the Abbey Road medley.

Watch it below:

13 Jan
2012

Last fall, Cage The Elephant had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were selected to open for the Foo Fighters on select dates of their Fall tour. Unfortunately for CTE drummer Jared Champion, his appendix burst and he was unable to perform for a few shows. Who would the band find to fill in? Oh, just Mr. DAVE GROHL (BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!). Watch this video of Dave performing “Aberdeen” with Cage The Elephant below and pick up their new live album at Amazon.com

(photo credit: Greg Wright/ChartAttack)

27 Sep
2011

Last Saturday in New York City, Jon Stewart led a “town hall” Q&A and chat with surviving Nirvana bandmembers Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Nevermind’s producer Butch Vig. If you weren’t there live in person, you could have listened to it on SiriusXM radio. If you don’t have satellite radio, you were pretty much S.O.L. until now. Take a listen to the entire thing below and watch a brief video. Also, head over to RollingStone.com for a recap.

(photo credit: Brantley Gutierrez)

08 Sep
2011

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stopped by Chelsea Lately. Dave spoke about his speech about believing in rock music at the MTV VMAs, how all that nonsense with the creator of Glee came about and what truly inspired the NSFW tour trailer “Hot Buns.”

Watch the video below and pick up the album Wasting Light on iTunes and Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl.