DAVE GROHL Announces Mini-Documentary Entitled 'Play'

Brianne Constantino

Posted at August 02, 2018

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters just announced a new mini-documentary which will be centered around his recording of a 23-minute instrumental played live on seven instruments by no less than the rock legend himself.

The two-part feature, according to a press release celebrates “the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument”.

“Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.”

“The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live for 23 minutes. Beginning with the recording of the entire drum track purely from memory, with no sheet music or guide tracks, followed by guitar, then bass, then keyboards, and so on… Grohl tasked himself with a one-man-band recording session that was forced to start from the very beginning of the 23-minute song any time the slightest mistake was made or if Grohl felt he could do a better take.”

Grohl also adds, “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 documentary, according to the people behind it will be an 'online interactive experience'. The song of the same title will be digitally available for download starting August 10 with a limited edition vinyl release already up for pre-order. Part of its proceeds will be donated to charity. Check out the mini-documentary's teaser below.

Courtesy: Foo Fighters
Play is self-directed by Grohl, with the help of friends Mark Monroe (Sound CIty/Sonic Highways), Brandon Trost (The Disaster Artist) and Darrell Thorp.

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