Dave Grohl has been working hard on his latest project, The Sound City Players, the band he assembled as part of the promotion for his new studio documentary Sound City. Everybody in the band, including Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Rick Springfield, has some kind of history with the legendary studio in Van Nuys, California that's the subject of Grohl's movie. (His old band Nirvana recorded Nevermind there.)
The group did a show at the Sundance FIlm Festival last weekend; they just announced another show next week in L.A., and there my be more after that. Grohl told 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."
On the NME website, Grohl said: "I thought I'd pay tribute (to Sound City) by making a short film and putting it on YouTube. It was right around the 20th anniversary of Nevermind so I thought this will be a nice sidebar that I'm reunited with the board that made that album. Then I got the shortlist of everyone who made an album there and it's not a short list. I called out to as many people as I could, thinking maybe some of them would want to talk and all of them wanted to talk."
Here's the band at Sundance with Grohl and Stevie Nicks sharing vocals on Stevie's "Stop Dragging My Heart Around."
Stevie does the Fleetwood Mac classic "Dreams."
And John Fogerty steps up for CCR's "Born On The Bayou."