I recently heard a cool interview with Dave Grohl on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and he was talking about his new documentary, Sound City, and it sounds pretty awesome. And as it turns out, it’s playing at the Hippodrome this Thursday – one night only.
The documentary is basically about Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, and the Neve 8028 recording console that was used to record some of the most legendary albums and bands in the history of rock and roll, like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Guns N’ Roses, Neil Young, Metallica and Nirvana. You can read more on the Sound City movie website.
Several Gainesville natives also show up in the film, including Tom Petty, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell.
Get your tickets over at the Hippodrome website. And the WTF interview with Grohl is worth checking out as well. It’s awesome to hear someone who’s been in the music business for such a long time sound so excited when he talks about his favorite bands or setting up his old record player for his young daughter to listen to The Beatles for the first time.
- Matt Walker