You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Dave Grohl Announces ‘Play’ Project Inspired by His Kids Discovering Music

Ever the overachiever, the Foo Fighters frontman also plays seven different instruments during a resulting 23-minute recording.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see it below).

“Play,” arriving on Aug. 10, is described as “celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.” Grohl has long advocated for music education and the importance of learning to play an instrument. Part one is mostly narrated and offers a look at the music-making process.

Grohl worked with Mark Monroe on the mini-doc, with whom he collaborated on the HBO series “Sound City” and film “Sonic Highways,” as well as Brandon Trost (“The Disaster Artist,” “This is The End”). “Play” is accompanied by an online interactive experience that allows a viewer access to sheet music and to hone in on one instrument at a time.

Dave Grohl sketch
CREDIT: Courtesy of Roswell Films

In announcing the project, Grohl wrote: “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… 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.”

The Join The Band music school, based in the San Fernando Valley, also appears in the film. “Play” has a charity component as well with details to be announced.

More Film

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Why Box Office Tracking Is Still Off for Diverse Movies Like 'Crazy Rich Asians'

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • camping Jannifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner Talks Walk of Fame, TV After ‘Alias’

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens

    Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens With Abysmal $618

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Can 'Crazy Rich Asians' Save the Rom-Com by Embracing Diversity?

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Rights to

    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Rights to 'Never Look Away'

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • Korean hit film "The Witness"

    Korea Box Office: Headed by 'The Witness' Local Films Dominate the Weekend

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

  • Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan's

    Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree' for Submission

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is continuing to explore the world of documentaries, announcing today a two-part mini doc titled “Play” which he directed. Ever the overachiever, Grohl also plays seven different instruments during the film and on a resulting 23-minute recording. In revealing the project, Grohl released a sketch of his set up (see […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content