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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.

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🤘🏼 Have you seen it?  🎬Dave Grohl's documentary "Sound City" was released on DVD 9 years ago today (2013). It's a must-s...
03/12/2022
Sound City Official Trailer

🤘🏼 Have you seen it? 🎬

Dave Grohl's documentary "Sound City" was released on DVD 9 years ago today (2013). It's a must-see for any rock n' roll fan, and sound engineering enthusiast. We highly recommend it!

"Smart, affectionate, and unabashedly sincere, Sound City pairs a great soundtrack with a well-argued ode to one of rock 'n' roll's most fondly remembered bygone eras."*

You can stream the movie on various sites and can choose to rent, buy, or watch for free (with ads). See below for a list of sites.

*Rotten Tomatoes

https://youtu.be/HQoOfiLz1G4

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Sound City. A Film by Dave Grohl. The Film 2/1- The Album 3/12. Buy @iTunes now http://bit.ly/SoundCity-iTunes Download (DRM-free) direct from Dave at http:/...

On This Day in Rock History March 10, 1992, TOOL released their first recording "Opiate", a 6-song EP that included two ...
03/10/2022
TOOL - Hush (Audio)

On This Day in Rock History March 10, 1992, TOOL released their first recording "Opiate", a 6-song EP that included two live performances and a secret seventh song.

Certified Platinum in the US & Australia.
Recorded at Sound City Studios Dec 1991-Jan 1992
Producers: Sylvia Massy and Steve Hansgen

https://youtu.be/xH9Y3qEHAuw

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#onthisdayinmusic #rockhistory #tool #toolband #toolhush #opiate #toolopiate #heavymetal #rock #alternativemetal #90smusic #heavymetalmusic #sylviamassy #stevehansgen #soundcity #soundcitystudio

Listen to TOOL’s Full Catalog – Available Now:http://smarturl.it/TOOLCatalog?iQid=yt Get ’10,000 Days’:http://smarturl.it/TOOL10000Days?iQid=ytGet ‘Lateralu...

🥳 Happy Birthday Rick Rubin! Born March 10,1963. Rick produced several recordings here including; Metallica, Johnny Cash...
03/10/2022
Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage (Official Music Video)

🥳 Happy Birthday Rick Rubin! Born March 10,1963.

Rick produced several recordings here including; Metallica, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and System of a Down.

Here's a video from Johnny Cash's highly acclaimed "Unchained". It received a Grammy for "Best Country Album", and Johnny was nominated for "Best Male Vocal Performance" for his version of "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden.

Unchained included 11 cover songs, and 3 originals, with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers acting as his backing band. Guest appearances by Marty Stuart, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Flea, and more.

Recorded at Sound City, and released on November 5, 1996
Producer: Rick Rubin

https://youtu.be/9CrBqRb3VGM

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#johnnycash #rickrubin #soundgarden #chriscornell #country #rock #rockhistory #rocknroll #tompetty #soundcity #soundcitystudio #tompettyandtheheartbreakers #90s #RustyCage #musicvideo

REMASTERED IN HD!Music video by Johnny Cash performing Rusty Cage. #JohnnyCash #RustyCage #Remasteredhttp://vevo.ly/6d2pNY

On This Day in 1999, Frank Black & The Catholics (from The Pixies) released "Pistolero". Enjoy this one, "I Loved Your B...
03/09/2022
I Loved Your Brain

On This Day in 1999, Frank Black & The Catholics (from The Pixies) released "Pistolero". Enjoy this one, "I Loved Your Brain".

Recorded Live, direct to 2-track at Sound City Studios
Producer: Nick Vincent
Black Francis

https://youtu.be/4FKTR7mOrtI

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#onthisdayinmusic #frankblack #thepixies #rockhistory #altrock #alternativerock #coolmusic #poprock #funmusic #greatsong #90s #90smusic #frankblackandthecatholics #soundcity #soundcitystudios #musicvideo #Iloveyourbrain

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard EnterprisesI Loved Your Brain · Frank Black And The CatholicsPistolero℗ 2004 Cooking VinylReleased on: 2004-01-01Auto-gene...

In Memoriam2 years ago today, our friend and staff engineer that became one of the most successful music producers in hi...
03/09/2022

In Memoriam

2 years ago today, our friend and staff engineer that became one of the most successful music producers in history, Keith Olsen passed away. May 12, 1945-March 9, 2020.

He is credited with over 200 productions, selling in excess of 110 million copies and counting. 14 multi-platinum, 24 platinum, and 39 Gold album certifications. Winning 6 Grammy awards.

He was instrumental in launching the careers of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham producing their album "Buckingham Nicks", which soon after Mick Fleetwood over-heard while at Sound City Studios, and soon they joined Fleetwood Mac. Keith produced their self-titled album (1975), reaching #1 on the Billboard Album Chart.

He was known to be a bit eccentric. He had an experimental aircraft that he would often fly from the nearby Van Nuys airport to Santa Barbara to have lunch. That is, until he crashed the plane into the Pacific Ocean.

We are grateful to have known you Keith, and thankful for the impact you made at Sound City and the music industry.

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#OnThisDay #onthisdayinmusic #fleetwoodmac #soundcitystudio #soundcity #musicproducer #grammywinner #rockhistory #keitholsen

Our pal Phoebe Bridgers is going on tour- US, UK and EUR
03/07/2022

Our pal Phoebe Bridgers is going on tour- US, UK and EUR

One from one Valley relic to another
03/07/2022

One from one Valley relic to another

Tom Petty at Sound City Studios in 1979.

🎥 That’s a Wrap! 🎬 Coming Soon to Amazon Prime Video, “Daisy Jones & The Six”. A miniseries based on the Best-Selling no...
03/04/2022

🎥 That’s a Wrap! 🎬
Coming Soon to Amazon Prime Video, “Daisy Jones & The Six”.

A miniseries based on the Best-Selling novel by Taylor Jenkins-Reid.
The story follows the rise of the (fictional) rock band through the 70’s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.

https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a30460831/daisy-jones-and-the-six-tv-show-cast-release-date-trailer/

#soundcity #soundcitystudios #AmazonPrimeVideo #daisyjonesandthesix #70smusic #70srock #fleetwoodmac #rock #RileyKeough #hellosunshine #tjenkinsreid #reesewitherspoon #SamClaflin #amazonstudios #classicrock

Wow, 30 Years ago today, Nirvana's "Come As You Are" was released! 🥳This was the second, and last Top 40 hit, reaching #...
03/02/2022
Nirvana - Come As You Are (Official Music Video)

Wow, 30 Years ago today, Nirvana's "Come As You Are" was released! 🥳

This was the second, and last Top 40 hit, reaching #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Recorded at Sound City Studios - May 1991
Producer: Butch Vig

#nirvana #nevermind #grunge #alternativerock #rockhistory #OnThisDay #anniversary #rock #rocknroll #Radio #kurtcobain #DaveGrohl #kristnovoselic #RNR #90s #90smusic #MTV #soundcity #soundcitystudios #butchvig

https://youtu.be/vabnZ9-ex7o

REMASTERED IN HD!!Official Music Video for Come As You Are performed by Nirvana. ‘Nevermind (30th Anniversary Edition)’ is available now: https://Nirvana.lnk...

On this day, Feb 25, 1997 L7's "The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum" was released, reaching #12 on Billboards Heatseeker...
02/25/2022
Off the Wagon

On this day, Feb 25, 1997 L7's "The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum" was released, reaching #12 on Billboards Heatseekers chart.

This was their fifth studio album, jokingly titled "The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum" because at that point all prior releases had never reached gold status cumulatively.

A road tour film "The Beauty Process" was released in 1998 by former #Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. A collection of live clips linked with skits.

Recorded at Sound City Studios November 1996
Producers: Rob Cavallo, Joe Barresi, L7

L7 Official
L7!

#rock #punkrock #punk #grunge #riotgrrrl #RNR #hardrock #alternativerock #sludgemetal #sludge #90s #heavymetal #indiemusic #soundcity #soundcitystudios #L7 #rockhistory #OnThisDay #coolbands #losangelesbands #girlband

https://youtu.be/rnEOG3Toz6E

Provided to YouTube by London RecordsOff the Wagon · L7The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum℗ 1997 Slash RecordsUnknown, Unknown: Jack Joseph PuigUnknown: Joe ...

Most of the Live scenes and Interviews shown in this piece were shot here in Studio A. "Damn the Torpedos" was released ...
02/24/2022
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes (Featurette)

Most of the Live scenes and Interviews shown in this piece were shot here in Studio A.

"Damn the Torpedos" was released Oct 19, 1979.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

#tompetty #tompettyandtheheartbreakers #soundcity #rockhistory #soundcitystudios #rock #hits #70s #80s #RockRadio #RNR

https://youtu.be/nBqs1jOaoIw

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Damn The Torpedoes. (C) 2010 Geffen Records

Love this ballad from Judas Priest's "Angel of Retribution" it was recorded here Oct-Dec 2004. Released Feb 23, 2005. Pr...
02/23/2022
Judas Priest - Angel (Audio)

Love this ballad from Judas Priest's "Angel of Retribution" it was recorded here Oct-Dec 2004. Released Feb 23, 2005.

Produced by Roy Z

This was the 15th studio album reuniting Rob Halford after his departure (Painkiller), 12 years earlier. A great comeback debuting at #13 on the Top 200.

Judas Priest

#judaspriest #heavymetal #robhalford #rock #rocknroll #metal #TheMetalGod #hardrock #OnThisDay #rockhistory #kkdowning #robhalford #ianhill #scotttravis #rockballad #glenntipton #RNR

https://youtu.be/zM1Y75jNaZ0

Judas Priest - Angel (Audio)Listen on Spotify - http://smarturl.it/judaspriesttoptracksListen on Apple Music - http://smarturl.it/judaspriestessentialListen ...

WAR "Why Can't We Be Friends?" was recorded at Sound City Studios in 1974, and was the first single released in April, 1...
02/21/2022
WAR - Why Can't We Be Friends? (Official Video) [Remastered in 4K]

WAR "Why Can't We Be Friends?" was recorded at Sound City Studios in 1974, and was the first single released in April, 1975 from the forthcoming full-length album released June 16, 1975

Did you know this verse was repeated 40 times throughout the song? It reached #6 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Produced by: Jerry Goldstein

WAR THE BAND

#war #whycantwebefriends #funk #70s #70smusic #rnb #rock #pop #hitsongs #funky #funkymusic #soundcitystudios

https://youtu.be/sH0Qda32IKM

Watch the original music video for WAR - Why Can't We Be Friends? from 'Why Can't We Be Friends?' (1975) newly remastered from the original 16MM film reels. ...

Here's a little LOUDNESS "Crazy Nights" to get your long weekend going! Recorded at Sound City Studios Sept-Oct 1984Prod...
02/19/2022
Crazy Nights

Here's a little LOUDNESS "Crazy Nights" to get your long weekend going! Recorded at Sound City Studios Sept-Oct 1984

Producers: Max Norman, Paul Cooper

LOUDNESS_OFFICIAL

#Loudness #heavymetal #glammetal #japanesemetal #rock #soundcitystudios #rocknroll #80s #80smusic #80srock

https://youtu.be/bhGRssgD8vE

Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticCrazy Nights · LoudnessThunder In The East℗ 1985 Atlantic RecordsComposer: Akira TakasakiLyricist: MInoru NiiharaAuto-ge...

02/14/2022

❤️ Happy Valentines Day! ❤️

Our Pal Rick Springfield’s “Working Class Dog” was released Feb 14, 1981. Certified 3x Platinum.

Produced by Keith Olsen, Rick Springfield and Bill Drescher

Rick Springfield

#rickspringfield #jessiesgirl #80s #valentines #heartthrob #pop

Enjoying this Sunday evening with Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Love Me". Recorded at Sound City Studios Jan-Feb 1975. It was...
02/14/2022
Say You Love Me

Enjoying this Sunday evening with Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Love Me". Recorded at Sound City Studios Jan-Feb 1975.

It was among three hit singles from their self-titled album released July 11, 1975. Produced by Keith Olsen

#fleetwoodmac #sayyouloveme #classicrock #hitsongsofthe70s #MegaHits #multiplatinum #soundcitystudios #valentines #music

Provided to YouTube by Warner RecordsSay You Love Me · Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals: Christine McViePro...

02/11/2022

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of "BUILT TO LAST" by Sick Of It All released Feb 11, 1997.

Recorded Loud & Proud at Sound City Studios 1995-1996!
Produced by GGGarth & Sick Of It All

#SickOfItAll #hardcore #punk #punkrock #25thanniversary #soundcitystudios #sickofitall #SOIANYC #NYHC #newyorkhardcore #hardcorepunk #metal #queensnyc

Today in Cheap Trick history
02/11/2022

Today in Cheap Trick history

Today in Cheap Trick history: 10 Feb – (1995) The band’s third studio album, “Heaven Tonight”, was certified Platinum by the RIAA, denoting 1 million units sold. Also in this month 15 years earlier in 1980, Cheap Trick’s fourth studio album, “Dream Police” was certified Platinum by the RIAA, with the milestone being achieved less than 5 months after the album had been released in the US.

02/05/2022

Double Vision! 🎸

Foreigner

Remembering when Foreigner were here recording “Double Vision” Dec 1977-March 1978, with legendary producer Keith Olsen....
02/04/2022

Remembering when Foreigner were here recording “Double Vision” Dec 1977-March 1978, with legendary producer Keith Olsen.

It has achieved 7x Certified Platinum status, having sold over 7 million units!

Foreigner

Repost- Rick Springfield   💖
02/03/2022

Repost- Rick Springfield 💖

✨ Congratulations to our legendary alumni; Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, and Rage Against the Machine for their nominations...
02/03/2022
Sound City

✨ Congratulations to our legendary alumni; Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, and Rage Against the Machine for their nominations into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! ✨

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Judas Priest Rage Against The Machine

"The internet's cool for some stuff, but at the end of the day, there's no book stores, there's no music stores, and there's no Sound City." 

Music rules
01/25/2022

Music rules

2005 NIN
01/11/2022

2005 NIN

Trent Reznor and Dave Grohl recording Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth in 2005.

Merry Christmas
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas

📸: Maynard James Keenan recording vocals for Tool's debut, Opiate, at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys California on December 22nd, 1991.

Throwing it back to the 1970s
12/06/2021

Throwing it back to the 1970s

Happy Thanksgiving 🤘🤘🤘
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving 🤘🤘🤘

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🤘🏼

VetsAid live streaming event from Joe Walsh’s basement
11/21/2021

VetsAid live streaming event from Joe Walsh’s basement

Join Joe Walsh w/ Benmont Tench, Waddy Wachtel, @ee Sklar, Russ Kunkel & Surprise Guests as he debuts BRAND NEW MUSIC for the first time in 10 years, shares old favorites and opens the VetsAid vaults with never-before-seen footage... Announcing VetsAid 2021: THE BASEMENT SHOW, an online streaming event and jam session LIVE from Joe's house to yours on December 18th @ 8pm Eastern and available for restream through Christmas! Passes (and limited edition merch bundles) start at $15 with ALL proceeds going to veterans services and are available from noon today at vetsaid.veeps.com.

We’re LOLing — how many people knew Sound City is actually haunted? We have decades of ghost stories.
11/08/2021

We’re LOLing — how many people knew Sound City is actually haunted? We have decades of ghost stories.

Studio 666 only in theatres February 25.

#Studio666Movie

The Tubes 🙌
08/18/2021

The Tubes 🙌

Upcoming Concerts for #TheTubes. Get your tickets at thetubes.com

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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