Among a musician’s many dreams is the chance to record with vintage gear, like the legendary Neve 8028 recording console that used to reside at California’s famed Sound City Studio, and is now the property of Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s 606 Studio.
The list of albums recorded on this board is astounding. If you haven’t seen the movie Sound City, you really should, for an in-depth look and listen.
And up for auction right now, is two days of studio time, for two 10-hour days to record or mix at 606, located in Northridge, Calif., featuring that Neve board, and including use of the house engineer, the studio space, all of the studio recording equipment. Transportation and room and board aren’t included in the auction.
WHY is this auction happening?
Many in the Seattle music community have rallied around musician Mike Squires because his mother, Charlotte, is fighting cancer.
Seattle Music Commissioner Ben London says: “Mike’s always been the guy that’s been there for everyone. He’s helped a lot of people through rough patches. Now it’s our turn.”
The current bid for the studio time is $11,000.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters are on the road in Australia, and will start their North American tour in July, plus they’ll headline the main stage at Glastonbury this summer. Dave Grohl announced the news in a video acceptance speech at tonight’s NME Awards. The Foos were named Best International Band, with the prize presented by Chrissie Hynde.
Grohl said: “Sorry we couldn’t make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we’re playing – it’s Glastonbury. So we’ll see you at Glastonbury. Thanks a lot everybody.”
They will play the last slot on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Friday, July 24. It will be the band’s first appearance at Glastonbury since 1998.