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Tower Records documentary featuring Dave Grohl sets release date

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is featured in a long-in-the-works documentary called All Things Must Pass, which chronicles the history of the legendary music store chain Tower Records. The film is finally getting released on October 15th after being screened earlier this year at the South By Southwest Festival and a trailer is now online. The movie has been directed by Colin Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks.

Grohl himself told us a while back that he once worked at a legendary and now-defunct record store: "I worked at Tower Records when I was 18, 19, something like that, in Washington D.C. It was pretty fun. I always looked at Tower as the place you could get a job if you had a really funky haircut. Maybe you could get a job at the construction warehouse, but you'd kind of rather be surrounded by music."

CHECK IT OUT: Watch a trailer for All Things Must Pass: 


Hanks began working on the film in 2008, but struggled to find money for it until a 2011 Kickstarter campaign raised $98,000. 

The film focuses on Tower founder Russ Solomon, who launched the first Tower store in Sacramento, California in 1960. The outlet later expanded to San Francisco, Los Angeles and locations all over the world, before eventually going bankrupt in 2006. 

Others featured in the documentary include Bruce SpringsteenElton John and record industry executives David Geffen and Jim Urie, as well as Solomon and members of the Tower staff.

Since we're talking about the Foos, here they are jamming with Blues Traveler frontman John Popper in Noblesville, Indiana on Thursday night (August 27th):

Photo by Todd Morgan |

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