Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dave Grohl Takes Another Step to Save Rock 'N' Roll

Photo Credit: Rolling Stone

Last year Dave Grohl released a documentary called Sound City in which he chronicled the studio and the soundboard used to record some of rock's biggest albums, including Nirvana’s Nevermind. The film reminded me of two things, how much rock and roll means to me and how cool Stevie Nicks is. If you haven't seen that one yet, I suggest that you sit down and give it a go. Dave Grohl reminds you why you fell in love with music in the first place and brings you back to the days when auto tune did not exist.

This week Mr. Grohl announced that he is going to take another shot at filmmaking. The Foo Fighters are not only releasing their 8th album this fall, but they will also be debuting a series on HBO that will feature the making of the album. Instead of making this new record in his home studio (where the Sound City soundboard is currently located) he traveled around the country and recorded in some of the most famous places in the US. This includes visiting Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California. He will not only chronicle the process of making the songs, but he will go over the rich history of each recording studio. He even goes as far as to talk to other artists who have recorded in that studio. Each song on this new album was written in full before a single lyric was written and the lyrics were inspired by the place the song was recorded and the experience that he had personally while recording it.

Dave may single handedly save rock and roll. He is showing the world once again that real music still exists and that you do not have to have a writing team behind you to put out a hit. All I can say is I cannot wait for this documentary and this new album. Mr Grohl you are a true inspiration, “there goes my hero, watch him as he goes”.


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