Sound of rock ’n’ Grohl

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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.’’

plays Pa­cific Fair cin­ema tonight.

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