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Sound City Studios Sound City - an analog oasis in a digital desert Founded in 1969, Sound City is the birthplace of many of the greatest recordings in rock and roll history.

In each decade of operation, from the late sixties until now, our vintage analog equipment has captured the sounds of some of the world’s most important and best-loved music. For more than four decades, Sound City has contributed its signature analog sound to the recording or mixing of more than one hundred certified gold and platinum albums.

Operating as usual

06/03/2022

In case you didn't know, Sound City Studios is still producing many of the greatest artists and great new recordings!

We love this fun self-love anthem with clever lyrics "Yes Mom" by Tessa Violet. It's the first single from her forthcoming album.

@tessaviolet
Released: Feb 16, 2022
Producer: @_thefund

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#tessaviolet #yesmom #pop #socialmedia #Tiktok #vlogger #indiemusic #youtuber #newmusic #listentothis #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Are you familiar with Russ Ballard? If not, do yourself a favor and check him out! He was the singer and guitarist for A...
06/02/2022
Cast the Spirit

Are you familiar with Russ Ballard? If not, do yourself a favor and check him out! He was the singer and guitarist for Argent and successful solo artist, but did you know he was the Songwriter and Producer behind many popular hit songs in the 70's & 80's? You may remember Argent's hit song "Hold Your Head Up". He wrote songs used by Three Dog Night, Rainbow, Head East, America, Roger Daltrey, Santana, Night Ranger, and many others.

For the #KISS and #AceFrehley fans out there.. Did you know he wrote "New York Groove" and "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"? KISS later covered it on their "Revenge" album (1991) with revised lyrics and title "God Gave Rock n' Roll to You ll." Ace Frehley has had great success with his cover of "New York Groove" from his solo album (1978). Ace also covered his song "Into the Night" on his "Frehley's Comet" album (1987). Peter Criss covered Russ Ballard songs; "Let Me Rock You" and "Some Kind of Hurricane" for his "Let Me Rock You" solo album.

Here is "Cast a Spell" a track from his "At The Third Stroke" album which was recorded at Sound City in 1978, with our staff producer Keith Olsen.

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https://youtu.be/jOlxBENH41c

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Russ Ballard
#russballard KISS Ace Frehley #acefrehley #petercriss #KISStory #keitholsen #newyorkgroove #songwriter #70s #classicrock #rock #rocknroll #70smusic #80s #80smusic #coolsh*t #coolmusic #castaspell #listentothis #music #lovethissong #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music EntertainmentCast the Spirit · Russ BallardAt Third Stroke℗ 1978 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music EntertainmentProduc...

06/01/2022

11 years ago today, Death Cab for Cutie released their seventh studio album “Codes and Keys”.

Here’s a clip of “You Are A Tourist”.

Released: May 31, 2011
Producer: Chuck Walla

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Death Cab for Cutie released "Codes and Keys" on this day May 31, 2011. It was their seventh studio album. It was record...
05/31/2022
Death Cab for Cutie - Underneath The Sycamore [Official Video]

Death Cab for Cutie released "Codes and Keys" on this day May 31, 2011. It was their seventh studio album. It was recorded song by song, studio by studio (using multiple studios), as they didn't want to be away from their families for long periods of time.

"Codes and Keys" debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums chart.

Producer: Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie

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https://youtu.be/txndHN7-1DE

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#deathcabforcutie #onthisdayinmusic #alternative #indiemusic #indierock #rock #popmusic #cutevideo #music #altrock #listentothis #lovethissong #soundcity #soundcitystudios

© 2012 WMG - Directed By: Walter RobotOrder the album "CODES and KEYS" now - http://deathcabforcutie.com/codesandkeys. Get the song on iTunes: http://atlr.ec...

05/29/2022
Nirvana | Nevermind 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition.

🤩 Available Now! The Nevermind 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe containing 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl with the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for "Endless, Nameless" with B-sides "Even In His Youth" and "Aneurysm," and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

https://nirvana.lnk.to/Nevermind30th

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#nirvana #nevermind #nevermind30th #Nevermind30 #cool #vinyljunkie #coolsh*t #grunge #MegaHits #rock #musiccollector #nirvanafans #kurtcobain #davegrohl #kristnovoselic #Repost #90s #vinylcollection #boxset #90smusic #SoundCity #soundcitystudios

Where were you on May 27, 1975?  WAR was here recording their album "Why Can't We Be Friends"!  It's pretty safe to say ...
05/27/2022
Cheech & Chong - Low Rider

Where were you on May 27, 1975?

WAR was here recording their album "Why Can't We Be Friends"! It's pretty safe to say that everyone loves the song "Low Rider"! Here's the opening credits for "Cheech & Chong's" movie "Up in Smoke". Low Rider has been featured in over 18 motion pictures.

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WAR THE BAND
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https://youtu.be/Alyx4QeRRdg

#wartheband #lowrider #nostalgia #MegaHits #funk #coolmusic #listentothis #music #cheechandchong #weekend #weekendvibes #whycantwebefriends #70s #TGIF #wherewereyou #funny #stoner #chilling #soundcity #soundcitystudios

'Low Rider', 1975 by War. Used in the opening credits of 'Up in Smoke' 1978. More Cheech & Chong music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alyx4QeRRdg&list...

We're having fun celebrating the Anniversary of DIO's "Holy Diver" released on this day May 25, 1983.Ronnie had just dep...
05/26/2022
Dio - Rainbow In The Dark (Official Music Video)

We're having fun celebrating the Anniversary of DIO's "Holy Diver" released on this day May 25, 1983.

Ronnie had just departed Black Sabbath, and asked Vinny Appice to come with him to start his own band. Then added Jimmy Bain his former bandmate from Rainbow, and Vivian Campbell a young guitarist from the British metal band Sweet Savage.

Producer: Ronnie James Dio
Album Art: Randy Berrett

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https://youtu.be/PrBUjXaRSUQ

#ronniejamesdio #RJD #viviancampbell #jimmybain #VinnyAppice #holydiver #hardrock #heavymetal #rock #rocknroll #rockstar #greatestofalltime #classicrock #musthaves #nostalgia #music #onthisdayinmusic #MegaHits #coolsh*t #listentothis #soundcity #soundcity #soundcitystudios

You're watching the official music video for Dio - "Rainbow In The Dark" from the album 'Holy Diver' (1983).Subscribe to the Rhino Channel! https://Rhino.lnk...

Slipknot's "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" was released on this day May 25, 2004. It was their third studio album, whic...
05/25/2022
Slipknot - Before I Forget [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Slipknot's "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" was released on this day May 25, 2004. It was their third studio album, which would take the members on quite a journey personally and professionally.

"The result was a "Vol.3… was really hard for me. I was in such a dark and depressing place. But about halfway through I got my sh*t together. That's when I started the battle against my drinking and my crappy behavior… ['Pulse of the Maggots'] was the anthem we'd been missing. It was originally called 'Triggers Yearn' and I was going in a whole different direction with it. Then Joey said he'd got a name for the song… but no lyrics. From then on, the song became more about the fans than it was about us. Without the fans, we'd be a bunch of jerks from Iowa, picking fights with each other in our basements." – Corey Taylor (Kerrang)

RIAA Certified Platinum
Producer: Rick Rubin

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https://youtu.be/qw2LU1yS7aw

Slipknot #slipknot #rickrubin #coreytaylor #beforeiforget #hardrock #numetal #altmetal #rock #rocknroll #roadrunner #music #coolmusic #onthisdayinmusic #listentothis #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Subscribe: https://knot1.co/subscribeSlipknot's video for 'Before I Forget' from the album, Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) - available now on Roadrunner Reco...

🤘🏼 Today is the Anniversary of one of the Greatest Hard Rock albums of all-time, DIO's multi-platinum "Holy Diver"!  Thi...
05/25/2022
Invisible (2016 Remaster)

🤘🏼 Today is the Anniversary of one of the Greatest Hard Rock albums of all-time, DIO's multi-platinum "Holy Diver"! This has been a must-have masterpiece to own on all formats! Featuring Kings of Rock: Ronnie James Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain, and Vinny Appice.

Released: May 25, 1983
Producer: Ronnie James Dio
Album Art: Randy Berrett

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https://youtu.be/_2oOKkO489s

Ronnie James Dio
Vinny Appice
Vivian Campbell
#ronniejamesdio #RJD #viviancampbell #jimmybain #VinnyAppice #holydiver #hardrock #heavymetal #rock #rocknroll #rockstar #greatestofalltime #classicrock #musthaves #nostalgia #music #onthisdayinmusic #MegaHits #coolsh*t #listentothis #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner RecordsInvisible (2016 Remaster) · DioHoly Diver℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc. 2016 Remastered Rhino Entertainment Company.En...

Here's a fun one! "I Want You So Hard" was the first single from Eagles of Death Metal's album "Death by Sexy". Released...
05/25/2022
Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard (Official Video)

Here's a fun one! "I Want You So Hard" was the first single from Eagles of Death Metal's album "Death by Sexy".

Released: April 11, 2006.
Producer: Josh Homme

~ Do you recognize any of your favorites making a cameo? 😉
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https://youtu.be/MZrctLnsF4M

Eagles Of Death #joshhomme #davegrohl #jackblack #rocknroll #rock #garagerock #rockabilly #altrock #funnyvideos #coolmusic #listentothis #soundcity #soundcitystudios #eaglesofdeathmetal

Music video by Eagles of Death Metal performing I Want You So Hard. (C) 2008 Downtown Records#EaglesOfDeathMetal #IWantYouSoHard #Vevo

"Sugar" by System of a Down was released on this day May 24, 1998. This was the first single from their self-titled debu...
05/24/2022
System Of A Down - Sugar (Official HD Video)

"Sugar" by System of a Down was released on this day May 24, 1998. This was the first single from their self-titled debut album. It received critical acclaim for originality and it's bold statements. This video received heavy rotation on MTV . RIAA Certified Gold.

Producers: Rick Rubin, System of a Down
System Of A Down
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https://youtu.be/5vBGOrI6yBk

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#systemofadown #SOAD #rickrubin #hardrock #metal #rock #numetal #altmetal #heavyrock #listentothis #rage #coolmusic #mtv #musicvideo #onthisdayinmusic #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Official HD music video for ”Sugar" by System of a DownListen to System of a Down: https://SystemOfADown.lnk.to/listenYDSubscribe to the official System of a...

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Cobain family is donating a portion of the proceeds from the guitar sal...
05/23/2022
Kurt Cobain guitar fetches $4.5 million at auction

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Cobain family is donating a portion of the proceeds from the guitar sale and other select Cobain items to "Kicking the Stigma" — the Irsays’ initiative to raise awareness about mental health disorders and remove the stigma associated with these illnesses.

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#nirvana #kurtcobain #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #nevermind #fender #kickingthestigma #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Hollywood-based Julien’s Auctions reports that a prized guitar belonging to the late rock-music icon Kurt Cobain fetched $4.5 million at auction on Sunday.

05/21/2022
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Spread Your Love" was released on this day May 20, 2002. It was the fifth single released...
05/20/2022
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread Your Love

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Spread Your Love" was released on this day May 20, 2002. It was the fifth single released from their self-titled, and self-produced album.

You may recognize this song as it has been used in several TV Commercials including Ketel One Vodka, or the Vin Diesel movie "A Man Apart".

B.R.M.C - released April 3, 2001

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

https://youtu.be/9gpbjprHivM

#blackrebelmotorcycleclub #brmc #spreadyourlove #ketelone #ketelonevodka #VinDiesel #rock #rocknroll #indierock #altrock #garageband #coolmusic #rockandroll #listentothis #TGIF #onthisdayinmusic #psychedelicrock #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Music video by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performing Spread Your Love. (C) 2000 Virgin Records America, Inc.http://vevo.ly/O4cTX0

🤘🏼 HOLY COOLNESS! :#joebaressi #holydiver #dio #soundcity #soundcitystudios Ronnie James Dio #heavymetal #hardrock #must...
05/20/2022

🤘🏼 HOLY COOLNESS!
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#joebaressi #holydiver #dio #soundcity #soundcitystudios Ronnie James Dio #heavymetal #hardrock #musthaves #rock #verycool #rocknroll

Celebrating the upcoming 40th Anniversary of DIO’s debut album, HOLY DIVER with 2 very special releases from RHINO. The 2-LP Joe Baressi Remix Edition, and the Super Deluxe Edition / 4-CD boxed set.

Holy Diver: “2-LP Joe Barresi Remix Edition”
Featuring a new mix by Joe Barresi, (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot). Includes the original 9 tracks, plus the 1983 B-side version of “Evil Eyes” as a bonus track.

Holy Diver: "Super Deluxe Edition / 4-CD Boxed Set"
The collection comes with two versions of HOLY DIVER. The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot). He used the original analog tapes to remix all nine tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered version of the original 1983 mix. The SUPER DELUXE EDITION also features unreleased live performances and outtakes from the original Holy Diver recording sessions, featuring alternate versions of songs, along with a selection of rarities from the era.

Pre-Order Here: https://store.rhino.com/artist/dio.html

It's a "WEEZER Wednesday"! 😊 "The Good Life" was the second single released from their Platinum-selling album "Pinkerton...
05/18/2022
Weezer - The Good Life

It's a "WEEZER Wednesday"! 😊 "The Good Life" was the second single released from their Platinum-selling album "Pinkerton".

Released: September 24, 1996
Weezer
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https://youtu.be/gkroIXktjgE

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#weezer #thegoodlife #musicvideo #rock #WackyWednesday #alternativerock #rocknroll #poppunk #funnyvideos #listentothis #coolmusic #funmusic #pinkerton #soundcity #soundcitystudios

What’s your favorite Weezer video? Vote here: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-weezer-videos/Listen to more from Weezer: https://Weezer.lnk.to/ess...

05/17/2022

Here’s a clip from when we attended the “Ride For Ronnie” event on May 5, 2019, it’s an annual event in honor of Ronnie James Dio. Performing “Jailbreak” from Thin Lizzy are: Ricky Warwick, Dave Grohl, and Robbie Crane. 🤘🏼

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Ricky Warwick Robbie Crane Thin Lizzy #davegrohl Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Dave Grohl Fans #thinlizzy #rock #rocknroll #coolmusic #listentothis #f**kcancer #soundcity #soundcitystudios

05/17/2022

40 Years Ago!! LA-based hardcore punk band FEAR released "The Record" on May 16, 1982.

Producer: Gary Lubow

It was a favorite album of many including Kurt Cobain and Duff McKagen (GnR). Lee Ving the vocalist/rhythm guitarist for FEAR was featured in the Sound City documentary.

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#hardcorepunk #punk #punkrock #lapunkscene #fear #feartheband #leeving #80s #onthisdayinmusic #soundcity #soundcitystudios

12 years ago today, the world lost one of the Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all-time. Ronnie James Dio (Ronald James...
05/16/2022

12 years ago today, the world lost one of the Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all-time. Ronnie James Dio (Ronald James Padavona) July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010.

He was a legend having a 53-year career span (1957-2010) as a member of Vegas Kings, Ronnie and the Rumblers, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell. 🤘 Horns Up Forever Ronnie 🤘

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#ronniejamesdio #restinpeace #HornsUp #heavymetal #rockstar #legends #rock #holydiver #f**kcancer #soundcity #soundcitystudios

12 years ago today we lost the great Ronnie James Dio on May 16, 2010. The #DioCancerFund continues to honor his legacy by supporting research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and stomach cancers. Please visit DioCancerFund.org to learn more or to donate.
Rest In Peace Ronnie, you are missed and loved forever.

05/16/2022

🥳 Happy Birthday to Nirvana’s co-founder and Bassist, and Accordion player Krist Novoselic! Born May 16, 1965.

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Happy Birthday Krist Novoselic!  Born on this day May 16, 1965 in Compton, CA. Krist and Kurt Cobain formed Nirvana in 1...
05/16/2022
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Tell Old Nirvana Stories - Part 1

Happy Birthday Krist Novoselic! Born on this day May 16, 1965 in Compton, CA.

Krist and Kurt Cobain formed Nirvana in 1987, and recruited drummer Aaron Burckhard. Shortly after the release of "Bleach" in 1989, they started seeking a new drummer, adding Dave Grohl in 1990.

~ Fun Fact - did you know Krist also plays the Accordion?

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Enjoy this clip from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

https://youtu.be/HQLHygQwV7Q
Nirvana #kristnovoselic #davegrohl #jimmyfallon #tonighshow #nirvana #rockstar #OnThisDay #happybirthday #grunge #punk #hardrock #listentothis #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Ahead of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic tell stories from the early days and remember their frien...

On this day in music "The Go-Go's" released "God Bless The Go-Go's", their fourth studio album. It had been 17 years sin...
05/15/2022
Stuck In My Car

On this day in music "The Go-Go's" released "God Bless The Go-Go's", their fourth studio album. It had been 17 years since their last album "Talk Show" (1984).

Released: May 15, 2001
Producers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade, Rich Neigher

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https://youtu.be/6gATaGrUncA

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#gogos #poprock #altrock #girlband #belindacarlisle #janewiedlin #onthisday #onthisdayinmusic #soundcity #soundcitystudios

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupStuck In My Car · The Go-Go'sGod Bless The Go-Go's℗ 2001 Eagle Rock Entertainment, Ltd./Go-Go'sReleased on: 2005-...

Hey Bob Dylan fans! ~ West Coast tour dates: May 28 - Spokane, WashingtonMay 29 - Kennewick, WashingtonMay 31 - Portland...
05/14/2022

Hey Bob Dylan fans!

~ West Coast tour dates:

May 28 - Spokane, Washington
May 29 - Kennewick, Washington
May 31 - Portland, Oregon
June 1 - Seattle, Washington
June 2 - Seattle, Washington
June 5 - Eugene, Oregon
June 7 - Redding, California
June 9 - Oakland, California
June 10 - Oakland, California
June 11 - Oakland, California
June 14 - Los Angeles, CA
June 15 - Los Angeles, CA
June 16 - Los Angeles, CA
June 18 - San Diego, CA

Check www.bobdylan.com for updates, and to purchase tickets/VIP

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#bobdylan #roughandrowdyways #soundcity #soundcitystudios~

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A classic 80’s metal album recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA.
DIO History: 38 years ago today! The Rainbow In The Dark single was released on Oct 21, 1983! Recorded at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.
Cheap Trick tonight in NYC!! Small Show in the Big City!!
Where are you guys located at? I wan you do me a project
Amythyst Kiah's Wary + Strange, marks the glorious collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic #altrock that first sparked her musical passion, and the #roots/ #americanamusic scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years. Produced by Tony Berg (#PhoebeBridgers, #AmosLee, #AndrewBird) and made with esteemed musicians like #blakemills, Wary + Strange arrives as a deeply immersive body of work, endlessly redefining the limits of roots music in its inventive rhythms and textures. Recorded at Sound City Studios. #newreleasesnow #newmusicfriday #newmusicalert #newmusic #singersongwriter Rounder Records
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Great metal album recorded at the famous Sound City Studios!
TONIGHT @ 7:30PM! Explore the history of Sound City Studios where some of the greatest rock albums of all time were perfected and recorded with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters & Nirvana! Limited capacity, socially-distanced seating! Call the box office for tickets 203.438.5795 TRAILER 👉https://youtu.be/HQoOfiLz1G4 WPLR 99.1 New Haven Films That Rock!
FRIDAY NIGHT! Don't miss the epic documentary about the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA directed by Dave Grohl of Nirvana & Foo Fighters! Limited capacity, socially distanced seating! TICKETS 👉🎟 https://bit.ly/39KeoHo TRAILER 👉https://youtu.be/HQoOfiLz1G4 Pepsi • Xfinity • Cohen and Wolf, P.C. • Sound City Movie
Experience rock Nirvana this Friday night when we screen Dave Grohl’s Sound City Movie - part of WPLR 99.1 New Haven Films That Rock Series! Documenting the history of California’s Sound City Studios in Van Nuys with stories from Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Neil Young & many more! TICKETS 👉🎟 https://bit.ly/39KeoHo TRAILER 👉https://youtu.be/HQoOfiLz1G4 Pepsi • Xfinity • Cohen and Wolf, P.C. • Foo Fighters • Nine Inch Nails • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers • Neil Young - Reprise Records
In the first episode of Re-Creation, Lindsey Buckingham – the award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and creative force behind Fleetwood Mac – performs “Never Going Back Again” on the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster. Produced by Blake Mills at Sound City Studios. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2PjVTCg
In the first episode of Re-Creation, Lindsey Buckingham – the award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and creative force behind Fleetwood Mac – performs “Never Going Back Again” on the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster. Produced by Blake Mills at Sound City Studios. Watch here: https://bit.ly/3tSuTJb