This is a big week for Dave Grohl, who is not only bringing his 'Sound City' documentary and a Sound City Players concert to Austin's South by Southwest, he's also delivering the music conference's keynote speech. The rocker tells USA Today that he feels confident in the speech he's ready to give and part of that comes from his upbringing.
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When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.
In the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, you've got three of rock's great frontmen, yet with their 'Sound City' soundtrack collaboration the three musicians chose to let their instruments do the talking on a new song called 'Mantra.'
Now that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has introduced his 'Sound City' documentary to the world, the film's soundtrack has become available for streaming in full. Consisting of experimental collaborations with musical giants such as Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor and many more, the transfixing 11-track 'Sound City: Real to Reel' album is now yours to experience (listen below).
Debuted during the '12-12-12' benefit concert in December, 'Cut Me Some Slack' emerged as one of the most discussed collaborations in years. But once the novelty of Nirvana's surviving members playing together again with the legendary Paul McCartney on vocals wore off, there was still one hell of a rock song.
It would seem that with Foo Fighters on hiatus, we wouldn't be hearing much from them, but that's certainly not the case. Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foos rocked New York City last night (Feb. 13) as the primary backing band for the Sound City Players, a collection of acclaimed musicians who came together to celebrate Grohl's new documentary and the storied music studio that the film chronicles.