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Dave Grohl Rocks Sundance with ‘Sound City’ Supergroup

5 years ago by Reg Seeton
Dave Grohl talks about recoding at the historic Sound City recording studio in his new documentary 'Sound City'.

Dave Grohl talks about recording at the historic Sound City studio in his new documentary ‘Sound City’.

Dave Grohl rocked the Sundance Film Festival with the supergroup Sound City Players that consisted of some of rock’s finest musicians and singers.

On Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters took the stage with some of rock and roll’s most legendary musicians and singers under the name the Sound City Players.

Grohl’s new documentary Sound City made its debut at Sundance and tells the story of the historic Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California. In 2012, Grohl’s purchase of the Neve 8028 recording console from the studio inspired him to make the film.

However, all eyes were on the stage at Park City Live on Friday night where Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters joined former Sound City recording artists Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks and Lee Ving along with Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Alain Johanne of Queens of the Stone Age, Slip Knot’s Corey Taylor, and Chris Goss of Masters of Reality.

Grohl and the Sound City supergroup played for over three hours and gave fans hits from each of the legends who previously recorded at the studio.

Among the stand out performances was a semi-Nirvana reunion with Dave Grohl on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen on lead guitar, and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor for a sing-along to Cheap Trick’s “Surrender”.

The Foo Fighters backed up Rick Springfield on “Jesse’s Girl” before the band gave support to John Fogerty on a slew of Creedence Clearwater Revival hits.

To close out the Sound City show, Stevie Nicks debuted the new “You Can’t Fix This” from the documentary’s soundtrack before joining the Foo Fighters on several Fleetwood Mac hits, including “Landslide”.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!