Dave Grohl Hopes to Perform ‘Sound City’ Shows Around the World
You can never get too much of a good thing and Dave Grohl knows that the magic provided by the Sound City Players is something that music fans need to see. After an epic performance at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this month and another scheduled show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles Jan. 31, Grohl says he's open to staging more of the star-studded concerts.
The 'Sound City' director that gathered all the talent in the first place tells Billboard, "We plan to do shows all over the world. When I came up with the idea of taking all these performers to the live stage a few months ago, my idea [was] to have video presentations between each performance. We'll have that at the next shows."
The first two Sound City Players dates have included guest appearances from Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Fear's Lee Ving, Rick Springfield and members of Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and more. Fan-shot video of the Sound City Players featuring Corey Taylor and Rick Nielsen covering Cheap Trick's 'Surrender' may be seen below.
The concerts are helping to promote Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary, which not only tells the story of the legendary Los Angeles recording studio but also serves as a love letter by some of rock's greats to the idea of collaboration in a room and the bonds formed playing live music together.
Grohl says, "I knew I didn't want it to be a retrospective documentary, the history of the studio. [The story] has an emotion quality to it and it had some relevance … 'Sound City' has been home to so many influential albums, but also to so many beautiful stories about people and their relationships. It's such a deeper story than a 'Behind the Music' that would talk about 'Damn the Torpedoes.'
The film will screen in theaters around the world on Jan. 31, with additional screenings set up throughout the month of February.
Sound City Players Featuring Corey Taylor and Rick Nielsen Perform 'Surrender'