Written by Mark Monroe and Dave Grohl
Directed by Dave Grohl
On the final stop of his multi-city journey, Dave Grohl explores the melting-pot ingredients that have contributed to the evolution of the NYC music scene over the years. Among those who shed light on the Big Apple?s enormous influence on American music are Paul Stanley of KISS, producer Jimmy Iovine, Nora Guthrie (daughter of Woody Guthrie), Sonic Youth?s Thurston Moore, Chuck D of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys? Mike D, and producer Rick Rubin. From the money-making factories of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building in the 1940s and ?50s, to the West Village folk scene of the ?60s, to the rock/punk/rap movements of the ?70s and beyond, countless acts of the last half-century are either from New York City or have recorded there. Before recording a final Foo Fighters single at The Magic Shop -- one of NYC?s last iconic recording venues -- Dave chats with owner Steve Rosenthal about some of the legendary bands that have recorded there, as well as the ?cloudy? future of traditional, in-the-studio recording.