This is a documentary by Dave Grohl about Sound City, the recording studio where, despite being fairly run-down and far from being state-of-the-art, a whole lot of really great albums were made. I found it reasonably enjoyable. There were certainly some brilliant musicians featured in the film, and I liked hearing from them. The end of the film kind of changes into being about Grohl’s album he made with the equipment from Sound City with some other big artists like Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks and Paul McCartney, and is enjoyable in a different way to the rest of the film. The album is really good too, by the way. It was nicely made, with good editing, and if you’re a music fan, I recommend giving it a watch.
NOTE FROM TRENT:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
Oh my gods. Please, please, please let there be a New Zealand show!
How to destroy angels_ (Mariqueen maandig, Trent reznor, Atticus ross, Rob sheridan)
New EP available NOW at howtodestroyangels.com
(Photo by How to destroy angels_ and Tamar Levine)
How to destroy angels. New single “Keep it together.” From An omen EP, out November 13th. Also on YouTube here.
Amazing. Totally worth the wait.
Mr. Albret Hitman, you bastard, you talked about it and… here’s my poster xD
Haganla y vamos todos a verla!!!
Ha! I would love to see this.
When I first heard that there was going to be an American film adaptation of the Swedish novel of the same name, I was a bit apprehensive. I mean, the Swedish adaptation The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) is still quite recent and it’s a good film. However, I put my faith in David Fincher (who, in my opinion, is one of the best directors working today) and it paid off. It was really good. I love the way Fincher directs and he’s made another brilliant piece of work here. I prefer it to the Swedish version, personally. The entire cast was great and I’m very happy that Rooney Mara has received an Oscar nomination for her role. Snubbed for a nomination, however, were Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who delivered another brilliant score, like their previous one in The Social Network (2010). I am biased, being a huge fan of Reznor, but I thought it was excellent and gave the film a truly perfect atmosphere and mood. The title sequence that used their cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song featuring Karen O was orgasmic. I also got a kick out of one of the characters wearing a Nine Inch Nails shirt. I’d forgotten what exactly happened in the Swedish version, so I very much enjoyed watching the story unfold. Yeah, overall, I thought it was an intense, clever, well-made and all around fantastic film.
Trent Reznor and Christian Bale | Oscar Governor’s Ball
Two epic men together. Love it.