Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl will make his directorial debut — and a smart tax write-off — at the Sundance Film Festival with the premiere of Sound City, a documentary about the legendary Van Nuys, California recording studio where Nirvana's Nevermind, Neil Young's After The Gold Rush and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours were recorded among many influential classics. more »
It wasn't exactly what anyone would call a best-kept secret, but nevertheless, the rumors of Dave Grohl's directing debut are officially confirmed: The Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters frontman has been hard at work on Sound City, a documentary chronicling the life, times and exploits of the eponymous San Fernando Valley studio where scores of classic albums by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Guns and Roses, Metallica and Nirvana itself have been recorded over the past 40 years. Read on for Grohl's handwritten description of the project, a short video teaser and more details via Grohl's Roswell Films outlet.
An inevitable consequence of the ugly Kim Novak/Artist soundtrack-rape saga had to be that other artists and actors would use the analogy to describe how, unauthorized, new legacies are built or enhanced using elements of their older ones. Right on cue, enter Courtney Love: "Courtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends 'raped' the memory of her ex-husband Kurt Cobain -- by bastardizing Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in their 2011 movie ... without her permission. [...] But there's another side to this ... We're told Courtney sold off half of her rights to Kurt's music to a company called Primary Wave Music. And there's more ... Courtney also gave Primary Wave the exclusive right to distribute Nirvana's entire catalog." Mm-hmm. Anyway, isn't this stuff supposed to be limited to awards season? Better luck next year, Courtney. [TMZ]