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Grohl genuflects to the miracles made at Sound City

Simply listing the titles of the albums, classic and otherwise, made at Sound City tells a story. And it’s an impressive story given that just a fraction of that list includes Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes,” Rick Springfield’s “Working Class Dog,” Pat Benatar’s “Crimes of Passion,” Dio’s “Holy Diver,” Weezer’s “Pinkerton,” and Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush.”

When the Van Nuys, Calif., studio was set to close in 2011, after 40 years of rock history-making, Dave Grohl made three decisions: to buy the recording console from the studio, to make new music on said console, and to flesh out the story of Sound City in a way that’s only hinted at by its album titles.

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