Dave Grohl needs no introduction but let me introduce him anyway. Dave got his big break in DC punk band, Scream, next came a bigger break when he joined Nirvana, THEN he started the Foo Fighters by himself, he drummed on countless other records including Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Songs for the Deaf (and later …Like Clockwork), formed a super group with Josh from the aforementioned Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The list could go on, I haven’t mentioned Tenacious D or even Probot yet.
In recent years, Dave has decided he wasn’t busy enough and started making documentaries. Sound City in 2011, following the history of the legendary studio that he’d been in himself with Nirvana when they recorded Nevermind, and Sonic Highways, a documentary series that followed the band recording their album of the same name across different US cities and exploring the music and history of each locale. Now comes Play, his new offering. Instead of looking outward at music around us like his previous documentaries, Play seems to look more inwards at the challenges that all musicians face. Even the one and only Dave Grohl. Play comes to us in the form of a two part documentary and a 23 minute song. As if that run time wasn’t impressive enough, Grohl played all seven instruments himself which harks back to the first Foo Fighters record which was also a one man effort. The project promises to be a multi-media affair with an interactive website to go with it, including notation of each of Dave’s performances and information on local music organisations which continues Dave’s passion for grass roots music.
As someone who thoroughly enjoyed Dave’s previous documentaries, I’m excited! Play is out August 10th and can be pre-ordered from Dave’s Roswell Films site.
Here’s a teaser if you’re not sold on it yet!