FOO FIGTHERS and former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl's SOUND CITY PLAYERS have scheduled a one-off show at Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Palladium on January 31st. In relation to the group's upcoming first gig, in Park City, Utah on January 18th, a slightly different lineup will join him in Los Angeles.
Along with STEVIE NICKS and JOHN FOGERTY, the band will include RICK SPRINGFIELD, ex Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, CHEAP TRICK's Rick Nielsen, Foo Fighters' Chris Shiftlett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear and Nate Mendel, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Brad Wilk; FEAR's Lee Ving; Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes of BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, Alain Johannes and Chris Goss. Tickets for the L.A. show go on sale today, January 16th at 12 noon.
Grohl is set to not only premiere his movie Sound City, he's also debuting Sound City Players, when they make their live debut on January 18th in Park City, as part of this year's Sundance City Film Festival.
An Artisan News report can be viewed below:
Dave Grohl is making his directorial debut, Sound City, about the San Fernando Valley recording studio where such seminal albums as Nirvana's Nevermind, TOM PETTY's Damn The Torpedoes and WEEZER's Pinkerton were made. Check out a new teaser below:
Said Grohl in an announcement recently: "As a first-time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity and passion for art. I am over the moon!"
The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as NEIL YOUNG, FLEETWOOD MAC, CHEAP TRICK, GUNS AND ROSES, FEAR, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SLIPKNOT, NINE INCH NAILS, METALLICA and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film will showcase the amazing history of the studio, focus on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, discuss the human element of music in an age of technology, and feature performances from many of the artists that called it "home".
An official trailer can be seen below:
In the footage below, producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEATH ANGEL) discusses his musical memories:
In the video below, RATT reminisce on their musical memories:
Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) reminisces about his first musical memories in the footage below:
Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl's life.
Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.
Speaking to both the art of music and the art of filmmaking, Grohl crafted the letter below to share his vision for the film. Information and future announcements related to the film can be found at Soundcitymovie.com.