The Foo Fighters frontman and 'Sound City' documentary director debuts his Sound City Players at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Dave Grohl capped off his successful Sundance premiere as a first-time director of the "Sound City" documentary with an equally memorable show with his Sound City Players. With his Foo Fighters serving as the house band for the majority of the night, a total of seventeen musicians took turns onstage at Park City Live, Utah to rock the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The night was filled with mini-sets featuring "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and rocker John Fogerty. Corey Taylor of Slipknot jammed with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, while Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Queens of the Stone Age member Alain Johannes, Masters of Reality vocalist and guitarist Chris Goss alternated onstage during the performances.
Before the Sound City Players debut gig, Grohl spoke at his documentary's premiere. "I consider this to be the most important thing I've ever done, artistically, of all the albums I've made, of all the bands I've had the pleasure of being in. I really feel like the 'Sound City' movie, its intention is to inspire the next generation of kids to fall in love with music as much as I did," he said.
Asked if he will direct again, Grohl cleverly remarked, "I started the Foo Fighters as a hobby, and that was 20 years ago." What's definitely next for the musician is a second gig for him and his Sound City Players. They are set to perform at the Hollywood Palladium on January 31, on the same night Grohl's documentary film "Sound City" screens at the nearby Cinerama Dome.
Dave Grohl and Stevie Nicks "Gold Dust Woman":
Dave Grohl and Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl":
Dave Grohl and John Fogerty "Born on the Bayou":