Man of the Week seems like small potatoes for this week’s honoree, Dave Grohl. He’s something closer to an idol around here at Chubstr and with last week’s release of Sound City, we thought it high time we give him our highest honor.
It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, Grohl has a storied history and a royal legacy in the music industry. One of the three original members of Nirvana, Grohl has been at the forefront of an ever-changing industry over the last 20 years. Of the slew of long-haired, flannel-clad rockers to come out of the Grunge years, Grohl has arguably seen the greatest post-Seattle Scene success.
From his own band, the Foo Fighters, to various roles in so-called supergroups like Queens of the Stone Age, Grohl’s musical career has flourished.
Last week, he released the long-awaited documentary about Sound City, one of L.A.’s legendary studios where acts like Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, and Fleetwood Mac, among others, recorded.
The film, and just the concept of Sound City Studios hearken back to a time when the home studio wasn’t so easy to come by. It sparks nostalgia for the days when “sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” were a real movement.
And what’s more, it gives us a chance to see a whole bunch of legendary musicians together in one place. We get to hear their stories and in making this film, Grohl succeeds at letting us into that world, if even just for a moment.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, Sound City is playing in limited release, but is available for purchase if you don’t happen to live in one of those select cities. We happen to be fans of the film, but then again, I think we’ve already established our bias.
And with that, we’ll wrap up this week’s edition of Man of the Week. As always, if you have suggestions for future men of the week, let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.