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Don’t Touch That Dial: Dave Grohl to Host ‘Sound City’ SiriusXM Radio Show

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl

Before Dave Grohl’s upcoming documentary film on a legendary Los Angeles recording studio hits theaters or DVD, it’s coming to radio. The Foo Fighters frontman, former Nirvana drummer, and sometime Queens of the Stone Age ringer will host a limited-run show on SiriusXM, the satellite radio provider has announced.

Dave Grohl Presents Sound City premieres on Thursday, November 29, at 4 p.m. EST on SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl channel. The show will air on a weekly basis and center around Grohl’s stories about the music recorded at Sound City Studios in L.A. The shows will also include songs from the albums recorded there, such as Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Metallica’s Death Magnetic, and a little record called Nevermind.

Grohl announced in May he’s directing and producing a documentary about Sound City. Multiple trailers have indicated Grohl’s Sound City will include interviews with Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Krist Novoselic, Butch Vig, and zillions more. Grohl has also shared a clip of Lars Ulrich talking about Deep Purple

Sound City closed for commercial use in May 2011, but clearly Grohl feels a powerful bond to the place. “I’m so proud of the Sound City film and beyond excited for the world to see what I’ve been working on for the past year,” he said in a statement. “Even before that, though, I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place.” 

The full schedule is below. Fans who hope to go on to play in two wildly successful bands, be warned: Grohl’s results from listening to all this music might not be typical.

Dave Grohl Presents Sound City schedule:
Thursday, November 29 @ 4 p.m. EST on Classic Vinyl, channel 26:
1970-1975 (Neil Young, Spirit, Dr. John, Buckingham/Nicks, Elton John, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Nils Lofgren, Fleetwood Mac)

Thursday, December 6 @ 4 p.m. EST on Classic Rewind, channel 25:
1975-1978 (War, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick)

Thursday, December 13 @ 4 p.m. EST on Classic Rewind, channel 25:
1979-1982 (Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Santana, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Fear, Barry Manilow)

Thursday, December 20 @ 4 p.m. EST on Hair Nation, channel 39:
1983-1985 (Dio, Rick Springfield, Saxon, Ratt, Loudness, Tom Petty, Y&T)

Thursday, December 27 @ 4 p.m. EST on Lithium, channel 34:
1991-1993 (Nirvana, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Rage Against the Machine, Rancid)

Thursday, January 3 @ 4 p.m. EST on Octane, channel 37:
1993-1996 (Kyuss, Slayer, Danzig, Tom Petty, Jayhawks, Black Crowes, Johnny Cash)

Thursday, January 10 @ 4 p.m. EST on Lithium, channel 34:
1998-2007 (Queens Of The Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Frank Black and the Catholics, Terror, Nine Inch Nails)

Thursday, January 17 @ 4 p.m. EST:
2008-2011 (Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Metallica, Eagles of Death Metal, Isis, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon)

Thursday, January 24 @ 4 p.m. EST:
A discussion of the making of Sound City with Dave Grohl