Sound City

Sound City

By Dave Grohl

  • Genre: Dave Grohl
  • Release Date: 2013-02-01
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Dave Grohl
  • Production Company: Roswell Films
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 135 Ratings


Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was Rock n’ Roll hallowed ground. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who made their careers in the studio, SOUND CITY tells the story of real rock n'roll history, and celebrates the human element of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.




  • Dave grohl is the man

    By Blackwater4524
    If you like rock n roll from 70s 80s early 90s you'll like this many great artists in this show
  • Good, but...

    By RMR_Home
    A good story and overview, but not as good as Muscle Shoales (or Sugarman).
  • Great nostalgia

    By Poorlydone77
    Great movie... until the point where we try to argue the horse is better than the jet airplane.
  • Master Class

    By Dunnigan
    I love music documentaries, and this is possibly the best ever. Dave Grohl does an amazing job with an almost too crazy to believe tale. Really enjoyable seeing the artists and how the studio played into these iconic albums. I effing love this movie.
  • More than worth it!

    By Rongovian
    Great film that provides insight into an important place, fascinating behind the scenes stories, the magic that comes from making music and the technology that influences (for better and worse). The film does come off the rails a bit as though it was rushed to finish, but it’s still a great effort and rewarding to watch.
  • Must Watch

    By Getgigs180
    Great companion to the music but does well on it's own too. Great history lesson and really good in-studio action. Well worth $0.99
  • Soundcity, best documentary Ever.

    By Ababcock27
    Dave Grohl did an amazing job with this Rockumentary. Touches on a lot of great bands and musicians. It is a rock and roll history lesson and must watch for anyone that listens to music.
  • This is it. IMO, the best musical documentary

    By Rhythm Oriented
    This doc doesn't just feature a who's who of rock, but explains the creative process that is so dear to musicians. I'll be sharing this film with others for years to come.
  • Ya Do

    By DigitalDigitalActivists1722
  • great

    By FaiDFlourite
    Yeah things should totally go back to the way they were in pre-digital era, so that women in studios can forever remain secretaries in hopes of someday marrying a rock star. I'm surprised no one has brought up how sexist this documentary is. While it is true there have been more male rock/pop stars than female, but what did they say about the three women that were "featured" in this documentary? One got into Fleetwood Mac because she's the guitarist's girlfriend, another was a hot studio manager that everyone was in love with (no mention of professional achievements) and another one married a rock star. How the hell is this okay?! I am for one glad that anyone with an ounce of talent can make a record in their bedroom these days, at the very least that gives an opportunity to people who would have never had it before when studio execs were the ones deciding everything.