by Kyle Mittan
Despite having been the drummer for what was arguably the most influential band of the '90s, and then coming out from behind the drum set to front the alt-rock band Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is never busy enough.
The former Nirvana drummer’s directing debut “Sound City” is set for home release at the beginning of next month, but not without screenings in theaters across the nation, including The Loft Cinema on Jan. 31.
Judging by the trailer, the film itself aims to provide a behind-the-scenes look into a Van Nuys, Calif., recording studio that produced a number of iconic albums across decades of music (seven of which made Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), and features interviews from the likes of Tom Petty, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. Additionally, an accompanying album will feature Grohl jamming on 11 tracks, each with their own lineup of musicians, including what seems to be a Nirvana revival with Paul McCartney replacing the late Kurt Cobain.
So, while Grohl has long been known as a musician at the forefront of the Seattle grunge scene, folks planning on attending the screening can leave their long-sleeve plaid flannels at home. The film looks like it will run the gamut of rock subgenres as it provides an insight into an important aspect of rock history.
Those interested in going to The Loft’s 10 p.m. showtime can pick up tickets at the theater’s website. The film’s album is also up for pre-order on iTunes.