PARK CITY, UTAH — Nobody says no to Dave Grohl. At least, that was the case when the Foo Fighters frontman started tracking down talking talent for his directorial debut “Sound City,” which centers around the California rock studio of the same name.
Grohl corralled artists like Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor and others for sit-down interviews, but also for jam sessions on new originals that would eventually make the soundtrack to “Sound City.” To make his dream list, he asked the former Sound City principals to give him a list of who all has laid down tracks in their ugly yet esteemed walls.
“They were like, ‘Are you f*cking kidding?’,” which fulfills the “too many to name” quandary. But once he had his top talent in mind, it was time for some cold calls.
“Like, ‘Hey, I’m Dave, I’m making a movie. And everybody said yes.”
Watch the video above, for what spurred Grohl’s purchase of Sound City’s recording console and its importance to his former band Nirvana’s legacy.
“Sound City” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday (Jan. 18).