Sound of rock ’n’ Grohl
Dave Grohl (pictured) hopes his Sound City documentary has a lasting legacy by inspiring a new generation of musicians. The former Nirvana star turned movie director to make the film about the California music studio where the band recorded its landmark album Nevermind. Grohl, who debuted the movie at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this month, wants the project to encourage aspiring young musicians to start playing professionally. ‘‘I wanted everyone in the film to inspire others,’’ he tells the BBC. ‘‘I don’t want kids to be confused and think you have to go to college to study music. You can just go into an old guitar shop, buy the biggest piece of junk and then write a beautiful song and become the biggest band in the world. These things can happen. That’s ultimately what I wanted from Sound City – to inspire the next generation.’’ The Foo Fighters frontman also hopes young children don’t grow up thinking the only way to be a successful musician is to enter a television talent show. ‘‘I think those shows are awesome, as anything showing off music is great,’’ Grohl adds. ‘‘But the only thing is, I want my six-year-old daughter to understand that music isn’t a contest.’’
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