Sound City (2013)


Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was Rock n’ Roll hallowed ground.

Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who made their careers in the studio, SOUND CITY tells the story of real rock n'roll history, and celebrates the human element of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.

GENRE: Documentary
DIRECTOR: Dave Grohl
PRODUCERS: John Ramsay

James A. Rota

Dave Grohl

John Silva

John Cutcliffe

Gaby Skolnek

Kristen Welsh

WRITERS: Jonathan Hock
CAST: Neil Young

Tom Petty

Stevie Nicks

Trent Reznor

Rick Rubin

Lars Ulrich


Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Movie Review: Sound City

February 1, 2013
By Peter Travers Straight out of a roofraising debut at Sundance 2013 comes Dave Grohl’s exhilarating documentary about what makes life worth living. Hold up. I know Grohl’s film is actually
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LA Times

Movie review: ‘Sound City’ is homage to recording studio equipment

January 31, 2013
By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic High-spirited, emotional and funny, "Sound City" is, of all things, a mash note to a machine. Not just any machine, however, but one
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Man From Reno

Sound City: Sundance Review

January 22, 2013
by David Rooney Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Trent Reznor are among the many artists and producers reflecting on the contribution to American music of the Van Nuys studio
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