According to Dave Grohl, he considered interviewing serial killer Charles Manson for his new Sound City documentary film. Grohl told Deadline.com, “Manson recorded at Sound City and at one point we considered talking to him about music because how fucking insane would that be. But we decided not to because we didn’t want it to take over the beautiful message of the movie — but we considered it.”
Manson recorded some demos in the 60’s at Sound City before he and his cult’s killing spree, which culminated in the murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and her friends on August 9, 1969. Trent Reznor infamously lived in the house of the Tate murder for 18 months while writing and recording Nine Inch Nails’ iconic 1994 album The Downward Spiral.