SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess) Dave Grohl has announced that he is releasing a two-part mini-documentary on the joys of playing a musical instrument called “Play.”
The documentary arrives Aug. 10 and will include a 23-minute composition that Grohl wrote using seven instruments. It will be available on digital download and streaming platforms via Roswell Records/RCA Records. It also arrives as the Foo Fighters are wrapping their latest tour.
“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,” Grohl said, “and 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.”
Along with collaborator Mark Monroe, the documentary is filmed in black and white by Brandon Trost, known for his work on “The Disaster Artist” and “This Is The End.”
The “Play” online interactive experience will offer viewer/listener/participants the options of taking in the mini-doc and Grohl performance as is, focusing on one instrument, and/or downloading “Play” sheet music.
The documentary is expected to be a “catalyst for discussion and action” to benefit music education globally.