Dave Grohl has released details of his two-part documentary series 'Play', which aims to promote the benefits of music education across the globe.
Dave Grohl has unveiled his two-part documentary 'Play', featuring a 23-minute composition inspired by his kids.
The Foo Fighters frontman has teamed up with his 'Sound City' and 'Sonic Highways' collaborator, Mark Monroe, on the new project, which aims to celebrate the rewards and challenges faced with learning to play a musical instrument.
The 49-year-old rocker - who has daughters Violet, 12, Harper, nine, and three-year-old Ophelia with wife Jordyn Blum - explained: ''Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening ... and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out.
''And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I'm still trying to figure it out ... it's not something that you ever truly master.
''You're always chasing the next challenge, and you're always trying to find a way to improve on what you've learned.''
The first part of the film discusses the art of playing an instrument and features behind the scenes footage of the recording and shooting of the performance.
The 'Learn to Fly' hitmaker's 23-minute ''one-man-band'' titular instrumental is then played with Grohl playing all seven instruments on the track, kicking off with the drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, and so on.
Each was recorded for 23 minutes per instrument and if Dave felt he had made a mistake, he would begin the recording again.
The former Nirvana drummer had the help of engineer Darrell Thorp in the studio, who worked on the heavy rock band's latest LP 'Concrete and Gold'.
The documentary showcases the talent of the young people of the Join The Band music school in the San Fernando Valley, in a bid to encourage music education around the world.
Fans can keep their eyes on play.roswellfilms.com for information on upcoming auctions with proceeds benefiting local music education organisations.
'Play' is released on August 10 by Columbia via digital download and streaming services.
Labrinth has teamed up with Sia and Diplo to form a new supergroup: LSD.
The Struts teamed up with Kesha for a red and gold themed music video as part of their collaboration on 'Body Talks'.
Brody Dalle's band dropped their first new music since 2003's 'Coral Fang'.
Sometimes actors are not acting.
In a new clip from the forthcoming official Kurt Cobain documentary, we discover the birth...
Kurt Cobain was trapped in a troubled homelife as a child with his parents having...
It's amazing in many ways that Nirvana's Paramount show has taken 20 years to receive...
Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out...
'Lemmy' is the biographical documentary film of one Ian Kilmister, legendary rock'n'roller and leader of...