Thu March 14, 2013
Photos: Rockers at the Paramount for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City'
Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was at the Paramount Theater yesterday for the South by Southwest screening of his new film "Sound City".
The documentary features the famed LA studios of the same name, where Nirvana, Queens of the Age, Rage Against the Machine and hundred of other bands recorded albums.
"Sound City was different than any other studio that I recorded. It changed my life," Grohl said. "I made this movie probably more for me than anybody else."
As modern music recording continues to change, "Sound City" is a celebration of an old-school studio where you can listen to "the sound of people playing with people," Grohl says.
Rick Nielsen, Lee Ving and Rick Springfield were some of the rock legends accompanying Grohl at the Paramount. Also present: Rupert Neve, the electronic engineer who designed the legendary console where several bands recorded seminal albums.
The Foo Fighters frontman will deliver the music's conference keynote speech at the Austin Convention Center this morning at 11 a.m. A performance from the "Sound City Players" - a supergroup assembled by Grohl - is also scheduled for this evening at Stubb's Bar-B-Q.
KUT was at the Paramout for the arrival of the musicians. Take a look at our pictures, via the Flickr slideshow below.