Who are the Sound City Players?
Dave Grohl has confirmed the live debut of a new project, Sound City Players. The group, which is inspired by a new Grohl-directed film of the same name, will debut at Park City, UT’s Sundance Film Festival on January 18. While the group’s exact lineup is still unknown, Grohl’s camp hints that Sound City Players will feature many of the musicians who appear on the film’s soundtrack. Grohl will lead a core band and weave in additional guests during the night.
Artists slated to appear on the film’s soundtrack and, possibly with Sound City Players, include: Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, im Keltner, Rami Jaffee, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Jessy Greene, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Grohl’s bandmates from both Foo Fighters (Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel) and Nirvana (Krist Novoselic) also contributed to the film’s soundtrack.
Grohl debuted the album’s first single “Cut Me Some Slack” at the recent 12-12-12 benefit. His band included Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, and fellow surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.