Dave Grohl Debuts Sound City Players At Sundance Film Festival

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks join the Foo Fighters frontman on stage.

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Foo Fighters man Dave Grohl debuted his new supergroup, the Sound City Players, at the Sundance Film Festival. Scroll down to watch show highlights.

Grohl, who was permanently accompanied by his Foo Fighters band mates throughout the 3-hour show, introduced a rolling cast list of rock legends to the stage to play with him as he guided the crowd through a live history of music recorded at the Sound City Studios.

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk were among the 17-strong line-up of musicians who took to the stage.

All the featured artists have recorded at the infamous Sound City Studios and appear in Grohl's documentary about the recording studios in Van Nuys, California, which premiered at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Friday (January 19).

The film also features Paul McCartney, who teamed up with Grohl to front a band comprising the former members of Nirvana at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert in New York on December 12.

A studio recording of "Cut Me Some Slack", the song the short-lived supergroup recorded for the film, was put online on December 17. Nirvana recorded their "Nevermind" album at Sound City in 1991, NME reports.

This promises to be a busy year for Grohl. He'll be delivering the keynote speech at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on March 14, as well as drumming on the forthcoming Queens Of The Stone Age album.

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Luckily for fans of this new group, the Sundance gig was not the last. The Sound City Players are set to play a sold out show in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium on the 31st of this month.

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    DAVE GROHL playing HANGING TREE on BASS?! This is too much excitement for me to handle.
    I'm convinced Grohl has cloned himself in order to keep up with all the projects he has going on. Modern day Renaissance man. Thank goodness there's people like that in the music business.
    I really hope he goes back to do some Crooked Vultures after all of this is done. Also, Alain Johannes deserves some sort of a medal. He is really a genius. All hail the mighty Grohl!
    I rarely get excited about new CDs but I'm going out to pick this up the day it comes out!!!
    foos playing fortunate son with John? Jesus. I'm really jealous of all the people Dave has played with
    Regardless of your taste in music Dave Grohl is definitely someone to look up to for the sheer amount of musicians he's brought together with his musical projects, You know how they have the whole degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon thing? Fuck this guy is prolific, if I'm even half that fun for other musicians to work with in 20 years I'll have achieved something amazing.
    That 'shitty garage rock sound' is the sound of rock and roll. Shut yer yap and go back to listening to your Alan Parsons Project and your Supertramp.