The much anticipated documentary from the mind of Dave Grohl is available to the public today. Those who preordered Sound City should be getting that soon. The documentary focuses on an old analog studio where a ton of artists recorded epic albums, including Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and others. Grohl says that since the film focuses on an older studio, and since his last Foo Fighters album was recorded all on old-school tapes, that the film is anti-technology. But that’s not the case. He hopes the movie will inspire people to fall in love with the human element and the human process of making music. The soundtrack will be out sometime next month.
Rose may lose
Axl Rose may lose his lawsuit against Activision. It’s reported a judge may toss the $20 million case. Rose says years ago the agreement was that Activision could use “Welcome to the Jungle” in a Guitar Hero Game only if they didn’t use any characters that looked like members of the band. Activision ended up using a Slash-type character but claims the statute of limitations has expired … so tough, Rose. Deal with it!
New song, video and album details
How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor’s side project with his hot ass wife Mariqueen Maandig, longtime Nine Inch Nails contributor Rob Sheridan and production partner Atticus Ross, has released another song, a creepy-ass video and details about their new album. The song is “How Long?” and the video shows some guy who seems to be feral (that means raised in the wild). He paints his face with war paint, has glowing eyes like a cat and goes and strangles some dude. The video is available online at HowToDestroyAngels.com. The album Welcome To Oblivion will be out March 5th.
Sabbath to begin mixing
Speaking of new albums, word has it that Black Sabbath will begin mixing their new album this month. The band, well most of them … they excluded original drummer Bill Ward … reunited a few years ago to put together a new album. The provisional title is 13. There’s still no word on a firm release date.
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