Sound City Players: Live On Letterman

Grohl's troupe play on American chat show.

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The promotion for Dave Grohl's feature length directorial debut "Sound City" has been in full flow in recent weeks, with the film's Sound City Players supergroup having hit the live circuit to coincide with the film's screenings.

Last night, the band stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman, giving Dave the chance to promote the picture, and audiences the chance to see the group's first televised performance.

The band, comprising the Foo Fighters, alongside Grohl's Them Crooked Vultures alumnus Alain Johannes and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, performed a version of "You Can't Fix This", a song that was recorded for the film that features on the soundtrack album "Sound City: Real to Reel".

Dave Grohl recently stated that he hopes to take the Sound City Players band all over the world:

"We plan to do shows all over the world," - the Foo Fighters frontman told.

"When I came up with the idea of taking all these performers to the live stage a few months ago, my idea [was] to have video presentations between each performance. We'll have that at the next shows."

You can check out video of the interview and performance below:

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    As much as I'd love to see Dave tour with QOTSA or finish a new Foo Fighters album, I really want to see Sound City Players live.
    The tickets for their shows are only $70. I was honestly thinking that they were gonna be MUCH MUCH more.
    Dave must have twelve or so clones running around doing shit for him... How else could a guy with so much on his plate, actually be eating all that stuff on his plate?
    I'm sorry but you cannot act as the arbiter of analog old school recording, with a holier than thou attitude about the purity of music and musicianship that is missing in today's music world, and then play with a DJ in your own set at the grammys because the association asked you too. Talk about whoring your band out and being a hypocrite.
    I bought the movie, and am downloading it from the site now. Its a direct download. Of over 3gb. My average download rate is 30kb/s. This is going to take a very long time.
    Let me know if it messes with your computer and makes it slow. Quality of the movie really counts for me too.
    I wanted to download it, but I think I'm just gonna buy the DVD in March along with the soundtrack.
    Dave has to be the coolest dude on the planet. If I had the chance to hang out and jam with one musician it would have to be Dave even if the Foo Fighters aren't my favorite band.
    Really he just said it's easier to make music at home, but quantity doesn't equal quality. And he worked with Trent Reznor, one of the main innovators in using technology in music, AND he worked with Deadmau5 on his own accord, so....maybe next time think before you say stupid shit
    Really? You know Dave personally? He tracked down Deadmouse to dj with him at the grammy's because he is such a big fan of his? Thats not how it works guy. The Grammy Association puts together the bill for the televised show, and everyone complies or they choose someone else. You are the fool with your head up Dave Grohl's ass saying stupid shit. And yes- it is hypocritical of him to do so because it goes against what he is representing- that is the definition of the word. And if you think Trent Reznor and Deadmouse are the same because Trent utilizes digital sounds I have no words for you.
    And was he, the multi millionaire guy from Foo Fighters/Nirvana, forced to comply? No? Then I would probably call that of his own accord. And just because he prefers analog and thinks it's too easy to make bad music in no way equals him hating anything that's ever been digital. But you used fool in your insults, so you must be smarter than me, so I'm gonna go crawl back up Dave's ass where he keeps managing to pull out all of those hits and let you continue being angry.
    I like how he mentions that to Trent Reznor technology is an instrument. The technology is here to do marvelous things with (NIN for example or Muse) but it seems people are just way too into the club scene. NIN come back!!!!
    hopefully this film will be the catalyst for rock music to return to prominence. **** autotune, **** sampling, pick up a guitar and go crazy type music!!