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Grohl documentary goes gold

July 11, 2013 - Andy Gray
It appears Dave Grohl is as successful as a director as he is as a musician.

According to his publicist, the DVD release of the documentary “Sound City” has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

RIAA Gold Longform Video certification is awarded for physical sales in excess of 50,000 copies. In the United States alone, “Sound City” has sold more than 100,000 copies (50,000+ digital and 50,000+ physical), since debuting at #1 on the iTunes documentary chart earlier this year.

The Warren native got the idea for the movie after purchasing the recording console from the studio where so many famous albums were recorded, including Nirvana’s “Nevermind.”

He takes what could have easily been a collection of talking heads reminiscing about a fabled southern California recording studio and turns it into so much more. The documentary celebrates Sound City but it also is a celebration of the collaborative and communal nature of great music.

It still is one of the best movies I’ve seen so far in 2013.


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