January 20, 2013


Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Players Debut Live at Sundance

Astrid Stawiarz
Astrid Stawiarz

Dave Grohl premiered his documentary Sound City at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, and then celebrated with a mind-blowing three-hour concert featuring 17 musicians, from John Fogerty to Cheap Trick to Queens of the Stone Age, all performing as the Sound City Players. And if Grohl gets his way, this show will be coming to an arena near you.

The Sundance lineup consisted entirely of musicians who appear in the film and recorded at the legendary L.A. studio: Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Queens of the Stone Age’s Alain Johannes, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Lee Ving, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks, among others. The band played tracks from each artist's catalogue, plus songs recorded especially for the film. 

Grohl told SPIN that he wants to take this supergroup on the road. "I realize it's crazy that I'm asking Stevie and Fogerty to go on the road with me, but I think they had fun last night, and everyone's been so enthusiastic. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime thing."

He added that his dream tour would include stops in New York, London and Sydney. However, as of now the Sound City Players have one confirmed show on January 31 at the Hollywood Palladium. Check out a few stellar performances from Friday night:

Foo Fighters and Stevie Nicks - “Dreams”
Foo Fighters and Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl”