Dave Grohl Promises More "Sound City" Shows
Next Thursday (Jan. 31), Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players will stage their second concert, this time at the Hollywood Palladium. Speaking to Billboard.com, Grohl said more shows are forthcoming. “We plan to do shows all over the world," promised the Foo Fighters frontman. “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 17-musician supergroup – which includes John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen and other high-profile players, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18. Uniting the band members is the fact that they all recorded albums at the legendary Sound City studio in Van Nuys, California. In his film documentary about Sound City, Grohl spoke with everyone from Neil Young to Barry Manilow about what made the studio special.
“I'd ask everyone tell the story of what Sound City represents to them and what it represents to music,” Grohl told Billboard, when asked to describe his interview style. “I talked with each of these people for at least two hours. The Tom Petty interview was three hours, Stevie was three hours. I could make a movie about each one.”