February 1st, 2013
02:45 PM ET
Walking by Arc Light Cinemas in Hollywood on Thursday night, one might think they were looking at the red carpet for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Among those smiling for the cameras were Stevie Nicks, members of Garbage and the Foo Fighters, Motley Crue's Nikki Six and Rick Springfield.
They were all there for the Hollywood premiere of the documentary "Sound City," Dave Grohl's love letter to the legendary California recording studio of the same name.
Even if you don't know about Sound City, you're probably very familiar with many of the legendary tracks that were recorded there: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Damn the Torpedoes" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" are among them.
Sound City, which closed in 2011, was revered for its acoustics and for a mixing console which helped capture the unique qualities of so many performances. Grohl, in his directorial debut, set out to pay tribute to the people who ran Sound City, the performers who made made music there, and the building itself.
Check out the video to hear how Grohl contacted the many stars who appear in the film, some of whom were already friends and some who were yet to be.
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