Confirming widely circulated rumors, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters announced today that he will direct and produce a feature Documentary film, Sound City about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California. The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
Foo Fighters have made their famous Reading Festival 1995 set available for streaming online. The show took place in the first year of the band's existence and you can listen to it in full here. Could this be a not-so-subtle hint for this year's line up?
Back and Forth, James Moll's documentary on the Foo Fighters, is playing in select theaters across the country tomorrow night. The first five people to reply to this post with the location at which they would like to attend will win a free pair of tickets, along with a copy of the band's new album and a poster. Head to the replies for a full listing of locations and other details.