Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has announced that he will be releasing a two-part mini-documentary called “Play” on August 10. That feature was directed by Grohl with some help from “Sound City” and “Sonic Highways” collaborator Mark Monroe. The first part will focus on Grohl’s love of playing music and the process and challenges that went into performing and filming his new 23-minute song. The second part will show him playing the epic track with seven different instruments live in the studio one by one.
The documentary was filmed in black and white by Brandon Trost and fans will be able to participate in an interactive option that will allow them to watch everything as is, focus on one particular instrument, and download the sheet music. The online version will also feature a list of organizations where time, money, and instruments can be donated to help give people a chance to play live music.
Aside from all this, the film also showcases young musicians from the Join the Band music school in the San Fernando Valley. Grohl commented:
“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. 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.”
You can pre-order the song digitally and on vinyl HERE.