New York, NY (November 30, 2012)—Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has spent the last few years working on Sound City, a documentary about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio. Now, leading up to the film’s release, he has begun hosting a SiriusXM radio series on radio that showcases the music created at the iconic facility.
“I’m so proud of the Sound City film and beyond excited for the world to see what I’ve been working on for the past year,” said Grohl. “Even before that, though, I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place.”
The weekly radio series will feature Grohl telling stories about the music recorded at the iconic Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Dave Grohl Presents Sound City will showcase the music recorded at Sound City—giving viewers the chance to listen to songs from albums like Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Metallica’s Death Magnetic and Nirvana’s Nevermind, which provided Grohl’s own introduction to the legendary studio in 1991.
Grohl’s passion for the studio continued ever since and led him to purchase the main recording console after Sound City closed for commercial use in May 2011.
Each week will showcase different years and artists. The full schedule is below.
Dave Grohl Presents Sound City schedule:
Thursday, November 29 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26:
1970-1975 (Neil Young, Spirit, Dr. John, Buckingham/Nicks, Elton John, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Nils Lofgren, Fleetwood Mac)
Thursday, December 6 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind, channel 25:
1975-1978 (War, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick)
Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind,channel 25:
1979-1982 (Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Santana, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Fear, Barry Manilow)
Thursday, December 20 at 4:00 pm ET on Hair Nation, channel 39:
1983-1985 (Dio, Rick Springfield, Saxon, Ratt, Loudness, Tom Petty, Y&T)
Thursday, December 27 at 4:00 pm ET on Lithium, channel 34:
1991-1993 (Nirvana, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Rage Against The Machine, Rancid)
Thursday, January 3 at 4:00 pm ET on Octane, channel 37:
1993-1996 (Kyuss, Slayer, Danzig, Tom Petty, Jayhawks, Black Crowes, Johnny Cash)
Thursday, January 10 at 4:00 pm ET on Lithium, channel 34:
1998-2007 (Queens Of The Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Frank Black And The Catholics, Terror, Nine Inch Nails)
Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 pm ET:
2008-2011 (Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Metallica, Eagles Of Death Metal, Isis, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon)
Thursday, January 24 at 4:00 pm ET:
A discussion of the making of Sound City with Dave Grohl