The excitement for Dave Grohl’s latest endeavor and directorial debut, Sound City, has reached a fever pitch. The ambassador of all things cool, Grohl has called upon a few of his famous friends to profile the infamous Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Legendary producers like Butch Vig and Rick Rubin sat at the helm and classic albums like Nirvana’s Nevermind, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes and many more were recorded over the course of the studio’s 40+ year history.
The film will debut later this month at the Sundance Film Festival and Grohl announced this week that the “Sound City Players,” a collaboration of Sound City artists, will perform. No word yet on a confirmed line-up, but with the galaxy of stars he pulled together for the film, it’s safe to say that it will be a spectacle of epic proportions that only the crowned prince of rock-and-roll couch pull off.
For today’s #ThrowbackThursday, we list the artists we hope will be part of this supergroup and the essential albums they recorded at Sound City.
Album: After the Gold Rush (1970)
Song: “Don’t Let it Bring You Down”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Album: Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Song: “Even the Losers”
Album: Nevermind (1991)
Song: “Drain You”
Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine (1992)
Song: “Killing in the Name”
Album: Pinkerton (1996)
Song: “The Good Life”
A Perfect Circle
Album: Mer de Noms (2000)
Nine Inch Nails
Album: With Teeth (2005)
Song: “The Hand that Feeds”
Queens of the Stone Age
Album: Lullabies to Paradise (2005)
Song: Little Sister