Dave Grohl To Debut Another Supergroup At Sundance Film Festival

Foo Fighters man Dave Grohl will debut a new supergroup, named Sound City Players, at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Foo Fighters man Dave Grohl will debut a new supergroup, named Sound City Players, at this year's Sundance Film Festival, reports Rolling Stone.

The show, due to take place on January 18, will see Grohl take to the stage with guests and musicians featured in his documentary on the now-closed Sound City recording studios in Van Nuys, California, which will premiere at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah.

Artists appearing in the documentary include Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age. You can view the film's trailer below.

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.

2013 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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Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    Dave Grohl = Legend .
    Dave has to be the BUSIEST mtherfcker in rock n roll.
    Go read the new Pete Townshend autobiography. Obviously he isn't as busy as he used to be, but I think he gives Dave a run for his money
    Read this about two months ago and I would have to agree that amount of work Pete describes in his book is incomprehensible and it's no wonder things like his marriage suffered so badly.
    Best musician of this decennium.
    such a dick move by the advertisement on the top of the page. Whenever you scroll over it, it sounds like you're watching porn! I'm just looking at tabs dammit!
    Dave Grohl? Trent Reznor? I'm in. 100%
    Keep your ears to the ground for the new QOTSA album, too. Grohl on drums, and Trent Reznor is collaborating on that as well.
    Also, With Teeth by NIN features Dave drumming on about half of the songs. It is pretty great.
    I actually feel kind of ashamed for not knowing that, given I would call myself a pretty big NIN fan. Just looked it up, definitely gonna give those tracks Dave was on a deep listening to
    It's cool! I listened to that album for 2 years before I knew it! Specifically check out The Collector, Every Day is Exactly The Same, and You Know What You Are?
    "2013 promses to be a busy year for Dave Grohl" Is it even relevant to say that anymore? About any year? Legend.
    The human torch was denied a bank loan.
    This is all awesome, and I'm excited and what not, and it will probably be amazing, but Dave, more Them Crooked Vultures, please
    Track listing: 1. "Heaven and All" Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, and Peter Hayes 2. "Time Slowing Down" Tim Commerford, Chris Goss, Grohl, and Brad Wilk 3. "You Can't Fix This" Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, and Stevie Nicks 4. "The Man That Never Was" Grohl, Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, and Rick Springfield 5. "Your Wife Is Calling" Grohl, Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Smear, and Lee Ving 6. "From Can to Can't" Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder, and Corey Taylor 7. "Centipede" Goss, Grohl, Johannes, and Joshua Homme 8. "A Trick with No Sleeve" Grohl, Homme, and Johannes 9. "Cut Me Some Slack" Grohl, Paul McCartney, Novoselic, and Smear 10. "Once Upon a Time...The End" Jessy Greene, Grohl, Jaffee, and Jim Keltner 11. "Mantra" Grohl, Homme, and Trent Reznor
    Not that I am against this or anything, it's great news but...I WANT ANOTHER THEM CROOKED VULTURES ALBUM...COME ON NOW!
    To me Dave Grohl the guitarist and singer is pretty good, but Dave Grohl the drummer is fackin awesome. I'm glad this documentary and album is coming out because from what I got from the trailer the overall message was not about a studio, it's about being a good musician and actually being able to recreate in a live performance what goes into what you record on record.
    As much as I like prolific artists, does anyone else feel that Dave Grohl being...everywhere is now resulting in very mediocre pieces of work? TCV was fun, but not very good. Now he's directing the new Soundgarden video (which I hope to be a better video than the ones he's done in the past), Soundcity doesn't seem to be anything too special, just a hype machine. Don't even get me started on the last few FF releases. But, I'll silence my opinion until I actually see it.
    To me Foo Fighters albums are usually 3-5 great songs and the rest not very interesting. But Wasting Light I love all the way through, think its a very good album
    Wasting Light was pretty damn good man
    meh...All the singles released from that album was good. Everything else on WL wasn't good at all... Sonically, that album was a mess and a headache. I don't know if it's because of Pat's baritone or the overdubs or what, but truly the best things on that album were the radio singles and not much else. Won't say I didn't enjoy it for a moment though.
    No need to silence your opinion, dude. I don't necessarily agree with you but having listened to his creations for about 12 years now I see where you're coming from. I personally like when he plays around with the dynamics like that -- he's kind of been all over the map. I simply don't even have to try to love everything he's done over the years.
    I'm just gonna throw out there. Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace was their best album.
    I dunno. If I was in Grohl's position, I'd just want to do everything I possibly could. Direct a music video? Sure! Direct a documentary? Sure! Form new bands, record new albums, tour, help out other musicians on their records? I could go on. The point is, it sounds like a HELL of a lot of fun, even if the results aren't the greatest. (Which, by the way, I disagree, but that's not really my point).
    "TCV was fun, but not very good." Because clearly that is everyone's opinion, eh? TCV is some of the best stuff he's been involved with in my opinion, and Wasting Light kicks ass. You either have a really high bar for good, or we just don't see eye to eye... or you're blitzed out of your mind... on pots *wink*.
    So much history and good vibe in a place like that. I would love to check it one day if possible. How cool would it be to cut a track in there? I'd settle for sitting in a corner and eating a sandwich.
    They made the documentary because the place closed. How could you read the article and miss that? I mean, you still might be able to sit in the corner, but watch out cause the crackheads and transients living in there now might want your sandwich
    I know it's closed, I'm just saying that IF IT WERE POSSIBLE to record there it would be amazing. And no, I didn't use caps because I'm angry,I just can't figure out the italics button...
    I'm pretty sure Dave Grohl just bought the mixing board and they installed it somewhere else to make the documentary. I think I read they were tearing down the Sound City building, but either way, it's not really a studio anymore.
    It's okay man, we're all guilty of skimming the articles and hopping right on down to the comments, from time to time.
    ZOSO <(")
    even though it's closed id like to see the place. It's sad to see what digital recording has done to the music industry "you don't have to practice anymore, it just goes through the computer and comes out perfect".
    Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney, and Dave Grohl? Right the **** on.
    I'm guessing this "Sound City Players" supergroup is being greatly overblown. They're probably gonna play a bunch of covers just for fun at a reception or coctail party for the festival, and thats it. I wouldn't call them a "group" per say. Aside from that, this is really just three guys taking a breather from working on the new QOTSA album, and bringing Stevie Nicks along for ****s and giggles?
    too...many...stars...can't...take it...ah hell who am I kidding, this is gonna be awesome!
    I know it's closed, but I'm just saying that "if it were possible" it would be awesome to cut a track there.
    To me Dave Grohl as a guitarist and singer is pretty good, but Dave Gr
    Larry Masterson
    Does anyone know where in Park City they are playing? I gotta get me some tickets, and get the night off!
    His next super group should have Billy Idol and Iggy Pop in it!!! Just a suggestion!
    The first name that came to mind was Mark Lanegan. I'll seriously have seizures if he's part of it.
    Gotta love a guy whose side projects are far and away better than his main project.
    With the bar set so low by the current younger generations lack of talent and musical abililty...I guess you could consider this a "super group"....20-30 years ago they would not have been given consideration.....
    I will usually not start off an opinion this way, but Iggy Pop is straight up terrible... The guy is a 65-year-old creep, druggy. I saw a live performance of his once and it was probably the worst thing I've ever seen. I was utterly baffled at how he could have succeeded through all these years... He had his shirt off and I thought he was going to pass out on stage, since he was slurring his words so much and his body language was so inconsistent. It was a pretty pathetic looking performance honestly... Billy Idol I will absolutely agree with, as he is the balls.