Dave Grohl Has a New Band, Plans Live Debut

Expect some high-caliber names to join Grohl onstage later this month in Utah.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Dave Grohl is taking his documentary on the road, but it's a hell of a lot cooler than it sounds – the Foo Fighters frontman and fledgeling director has scheduled a concert to mark the premiere of his Sound City documentary later this month at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Sound City Players, a new group comprised of Grohl and several musicians featured in the Sound City film, will make its live debut on January 18 during the festival in Park City, Utah. The ensemble includes "core musicians and special guests" from Sound City, according to a release.

Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Lars Ulrich, Krist Novoselic, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Cheap Trick, Corey Taylor, Stephen Pearcy and many, many more are featured on the Sound City film, a documentary about the recently shuttered Los Angeles recording studio Sound City. There has been little word so far on whether any of the aforementioned names will make an appearance at the live performance.

The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios in 2011. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.  

Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film.

Check out the film's trailer below:

For those living under a rock, Grohl has also been hard at work behind the kit, drumming for the next Queens of the Stone Age album.