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Nov162012

John Fogerty, Mick Fleetwood Share Musical Memories with Dave Grohl

Photo: Nela KoenigNew video interviews with John Fogerty and Mick Fleetwood that were conducted by Dave Grohl for the Foo Fighters frontman's upcoming documentary Sound City, about Los Angeles' famed Sound City Studios, have been posted on the film's official YouTube channel.  The clips are part of a series of videos documenting various artists' inspirational "musical memories."

The ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman recalls how he felt the first time he saw Elvis Presley on TV.

"I was a kid.  I couldn't get out of the house, as it were, and I remember flipping the channels on the TV," he says, "and there was this guy making this music, long hair and he had a white tie and black shirt."

He continued, "He looked different, but he also looked primal, and I was gone.  I'd seen not only what I wanted to be part of in some way but I'd also kind of seen the message."

Fogerty added that watching Presley, he "was hypnotized, transfixed by the whole strangeness of it, power of it."

The Fleetwood Mac drummer, meanwhile, talks about the moment when he decided to make music his life.  He remembers being about 12 years old at a boarding school "where I was desperately unhappy, knowing that I was failing miserably."

Mick shares that, at the time, he'd started collecting drum catalogs, and he recalls sitting under a tree and making "a covenant" with God even though he wasn't religious.

"I [recall] praying that I would play in a club in London," he says.  "And that is how this happened.  I left school when I was 15 and I became a drummer."

In all, more than 30 clips of artists sharing their musical memories have been uploaded to Sound City's YouTube channel.  No release date has been announced for the film, which will feature Grohl talking and recording with a wide variety of musicians at the recording facility.

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