Dave Grohl’s ready to pay tribute to the recording studio that helped launch his career.
Starting on Thursday, the Foo Fighters frontman will host “Dave Grohl Presents Sound City,” a series of shows on SiriusXM that celebrate the output of California’s Sound City Studios. There are nine shows in total, each focusing on a different epoch in the studio’s history from 1970 to 2011.
“I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place,” Grohl said in a press release.
In addition to producing Fleetwood Mac’s iconic 1977 album Rumours, Sound City Studios played host to a who’s who of rock & roll during its lifetime — Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica. It’s also responsible for Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind, which made “grunge” a national phenomenon and launched Grohl himself into the spotlight. Grohl’s attachment to the studio was so great that when Sound City closed down for commercial use in May 2011, he bought its Neve 8028 recording console.
But he didn’t stop there. As EW has reported, Grohl is working on a documentary about the studio called Sound City, featuring interviews with such musical heavyweights as Trent Reznor, Rick Rubin, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. The “Dave Grohl Presents Sound City” radio shows will precede the film’s release.
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