Saturday, December 22, 2012

News on Dave Grohl's Sound City

Real to Reel, the companion album to the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City feature length documentary premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for pre-order along with Sound City the film at iTunes.

All pre-orders for the album, due out March 12 on Roswell Records, will receive first single "Cut Me Some Slack" -- the original studio recording of the track performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the 12-12-12 benefit as well as the "Saturday Night Live" holiday episode.

Sound City, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Real to Reel is a collection of original songs, each composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console after it was reinstalled in Grohl and his Foo Fighters' own 606 Studios.

The new tracks (see listing below) exemplify Sound City's celebration of the human element of musicianship and recording in an increasingly digital world.

Following its Sundance 2013 premiere, Sound City will also be released as an HD digital download and stream Feb. 1 via

Fans who pre-order the film now will receive instant exclusive rewards followed by a stream and download of the entire film on Feb. 1. The film will also be released theatrically, in association with Variance Films, that day. A list of cities and theaters will be announced shortly.

Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film.


1. Heaven And All - Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes
2. Time Slowing Down - Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Grohl, Brad Wilk
3. You Can't Fix This - Stevie Nicks, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee
4. The Man That Never Was - Rick Springfield, Grohl, T. Hawkins, N. Mendel, P. Smear
5.  Your Wife Is Calling - Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Pat Smear
6.  From Can To Can't - Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder
7.  Centipede - Joshua Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, , Alain Johannes
8.  A Trick With No Sleeve - Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme
9.  Cut Me Some Slack - Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
10. Once Upon A Time... The End - Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee, Jim Keltner
11. Mantra -  Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor

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