Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
For a full rundown of when and where the film is playing, visit the Sound City website.
Rami joined Dave Grohl’s super group, the Sound City Players as they took over Sundance last month with a three-plus hour performance celebrating Grohl’s directorial debut. After another sold-out performance January 31st at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Sound City Players have now scheduled a New York show on February 13th at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Grohl also hinted that the super group will have shows in London, Berlin, Sydney, and at South By Southwest.
The film’s official soundtrack, Sound City: Real to Reel, will be released on March 12th. Rami is credited on “You Can’t Fix This” and “If I Were Me” on the track listing.