Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

DAVE GROHL AND FRIENDS...Sound City: Real To Reel soundtrack  (2013)
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)
The soundtrack to Sound City: Real To Reel is currently at number 8 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  Dave Grohl, to me, is an interesting figure in the world of rock 'n' roll.  First, he was a member of Nirvana as their "off the chain" drummer. Then we know him as the "full-throttle" guitarist with the Foo Fighters.  Add to that...he's mingled with some of the biggest names in rock 'n'roll, even performed with some of them.  This dude gets around.  The whole idea for this album came about for a few reasons.  Sound City studios in Los Angeles has had many albums recorded there, several we are all familiar with, including Nevermind from Nirvana.  It closed its doors in 2011 and Grohl bought the analog mixing console and used it to create this soundtrack album.  A vast array of talent lend their hand in the project.  A couple of surprises include Rick Springfield.  Turns out the dude can rock.  The other is Paul McCartney.  Turns out he can rock, too.  Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is also included, along with Robert Levon and Peter Hayes (both from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk (Rage Agaiinst The Machine, Audioslave), Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), and session drummer Jim Keltner.  Recommended with a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

John Evans formerly with Jethro Tull is 65; Dave Keuning of the Killers is 37;

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis sets his piano on fire at a concert in Brooklyn, New York after he was told that Chuck Berry would be closing Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show
1964 London’s Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum announce that the first rock band to be cast in wax will be the Beatles
1966 Big Hits (High Tides And Green Grass) by the Rolling Stones has its U.S. release
1982 David Crosby is arrested in Los Angeles for possession of qualudes, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon
1994 Kurt Cobain enters rehad at SoCal Exodus Recovery Center, but he walks out 3 days later
1996 Phil Collins announces that he is leaving Genesis
2000 Ministry magazine pays Jimmy Page an undisclosed amount of money and offers Page an apology after the mag announced that Page contributed to the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham by satanic rituals
2006 Educated Horses by Rob Zombie is released
2008 The Allman Brothers Band cancel some shows because Gregg Allman is having treatments for Heapatitis C

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