Ready For His Close-Up: Dave Grohl Involved With New Documentary

 

Dave Grohl is involved in another recording studio documentary.

This one is about Smart Studios in Madison, Wisc., where co-founder and producer Butch Vig worked on Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Gish," as well as albums by his own group, Garbage. Others who recorded at Smart included Fall Out Boy, Soul Asylum, Everclear, L7, Death Cab For Cutie, Jimmy Eat World and Tegan and Sara.

Vig and Garbage bandmate Steve Marker opened Smart during 1983, and over the years, finally closing it in 2010 -- though it was re-opened in 2013 as Clutch Sound, under new ownership. Some of Smart's original studio gear is displayed at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Filmmaker Wendy Schneider has launched a Kickstarter campaign for "The Smart Studios Story" that's so far netted nearly $27,000 of a needed $120,000; the campaign runs through March 30. Grohl, Vig and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan are all featured in a trailer posted with the campaign pitch at http://kck.st/1geMcqd 

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