Sound City: Real To Reel, the soundtrack to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's documentary Sound City, is now streaming online in full ahead of its official release next Tuesday (March 12th). The 11-track set consists of new musical collaborations featuring musicians like Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor, Rick Springfield and others. The sessions grew out of the interviews that Grohl conducted for the movie, which chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary Los Angeles studio and the recording board there that was used for dozens of classic albums.
Grohl and surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear collaborated with McCartney on a song called "Cut Me Some Slack," and Grohl told us that they were so starstruck working with McCartney that they didn't realize how momentous the occasion was for other reasons: "When we were recording the song with McCartney, that really was the first time Pat and Krist and I had sat down in a room and written a song from scratch and jammed it out like Nirvana used to do. That was the first time that had really happened in 20-something years. Because Paul was there, we sort of forgot that. So the first couple of hours we were there, we were so focused and freaked out on Paul McCartney being in the same room that we forgot, like, 'Wait a minute, we used to be Nirvana, this is weird,' you know."
- The film, which Grohl produced and directed, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is available now on DVD, VOD and in select theaters.
- Grohl and an ensemble of musicians who appear in the film, dubbed the Sound City Players, have played shows in Park City, Utah during Sundance, New York City, Los Angeles and London.
- The Players will perform a special show on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (March 5th) for ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and will next head to Austin for a March 14th show at the South By Southwest festival, where Sound City will screen on the 8th and Grohl will be the keynote speaker.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the entire Sound City soundtrack album:
Dave Grohl On The Surviving Members Of Nirvana Writing Song With McCartney
Read more at Loudwire
Rolling Stone reports Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to perform at SXSW. Read more at Loudwire, Billboard and NME