Well, this explains the whole Nirvana/Paul McCartney thing.
Dave Grohl has made his directorial debut with the documentary film Sound City, about the legendary Van Nuys, California studio of the same name. Nirvana recorded Nevermind there, and the studio has also hosted sessions by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, the Grateful Dead, and more.
For the soundtrack to the film, Grohl has rounded up an insane amount of new collaborations between artists who have recorded at Sound City. As Consequence of Sound reports, the film's soundtrack went on pre-sale today at iTunes. It's out March 12 via Grohl's label Roswell Records. the McCartney/Grohl/Novoselic/Smear track "Cut Me Some Slack", which was debuted at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit in New York, is available to download now.
In addition, Grohl also collaborated with Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks, Josh Homme, members of Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, and Rage Against the Machine, and (yes) Rick Springfield, among others. Grohl, Homme, and Reznor team up for a track called "Mantra".
The film itself will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and be available publically February 1 via digital download/stream as well as in theaters. Interviewees in the film include Young, Petty, Nicks, Reznor, Homme, John Fogerty, Frank Black, Lindsey Buckingham, Rick Rubin, Lars Ulrich, and more.
Check out the Sound City trailer after the tracklist.
Sound City – Real to Reel:
01 Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes, and Robert Levon Been: "Heaven and All"
02 Brad Wilk, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, and Tim Commerford: "Time Slowing Down"
03 Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Stevie Nicks, and Taylor Hawkins: "You Can't Fix This"
04 Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Rick Springfield, and Taylor Hawkins: "The Man That Never Was"
04 Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Lee Ving, Pat Smear, and Taylor Hawkins: "Your Wife Is Calling"
06 Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, and Scott Reeder: "From Can to Can’t"
07 Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, and Joshua Homme: "Centipede"
08 Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, and Joshua Homme: "A Trick With No Sleeve"
09 Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear: "Cut Me Some Slack"
10 Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Jim Keltner, and Rami Jaffee: "Once Upon a Time… The End"
11 Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, and Trent Reznor: "Mantra"