Dave Grohl debuted his new film, “Sound City”, at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday and followed the event with a live show featuring an impressive cast of musicians featured in both the movie and on the companion soundtrack.
Rolling Stone reports Grohl and 17 musicians shared the stage for three-plus hours of performances from Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Queens of the Stone Age’s Alain Johannes, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss, Lee Ving, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Slip Knot’s Corey Taylor, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks.
"We're not even close guys," Grohl said an hour into the performance. "Everybody do a shot." Divided into an evening of mini-sets backed almost entirely by Foo Fighters (who apparently learned 50 songs in 10 days) Grohl guided the crowd through a live history of the Sound City Studios (and his own musical development).
The featured artists, all of whom once recorded at Sound City, played up to seven songs from their catalog as well as ones recorded especially for the film – and forthcoming album.
Video of the evening has surfaced online – check it out below.
Read more about the show at Rolling Stone here.
Grohl recently announced a series of one-night only theatrical screenings for Sound City. The project, which chronicles the story of the Van Nuys, California studio of the same name, will hit theaters starting January 31; for a full list of screenings, click here.
The Sound City Players have added a Los Angeles show at the Hollywood Palladium on January 31st, the same night Grohl's documentary makes its theatrical debut at the Cinerama Dome.
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