Dave Grohl Set For 'Sound City' Sundance Gig
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be among the group of first-time filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival, but he will likely be the only one to also play an anticipated gig at the annually anticipated event which opens January 17th.
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Grohl's Sound City Players will play January 18th at the festival, featuring "core musicians and special guests" from the musician's doc Sound City. The feature, which will screen in Sundance's Documentary Premieres section, is the brainchild of Grohl who conceived the story after purchasing a custom-built 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board was built in 1972 and considered to be a "crown jewel of analog recording equipment," having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Grohl's former band, Nirvana as well as Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and others.
The film Sound City showcases the most talented group of musicians in the world and we are thrilled they chose to celebrate the documentary at Park City Live,” said Kathryn Burns, CEO of Park City Live where the concert will take place via a statement. “The evening will be spectacular and we look forward to seeing who will join Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players onstage." The venue is not a regular Sundance space, but will be one of many ancillary events that take place around the festival.
The film's soundtrack, Sound City — Real to Reel, is a collection of original music created specifically for the film and this companion record. Preceded by currently available first single “Cut Me Some Slack”--performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear.
Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind". Selling over 30 million copies worldwide.