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Dave Grohl's Sound City Players’ Mega Set

Michael Leonard
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02.01.2013
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NME.com report that the all-star gig comprised 38 songs, followed the Los Angeles premiere of Sound City, Dave Grohl’s directorial debut. The film concerns the studio of the same name in Van Nuys, California, at which numerous classic albums were recorded.

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes were among the performers on the evening. Foo Fighters played for much of the massive set, acting as the house band.

Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and Chris Goss of Masters of Reality played their contribution to the Sound City: Real To Reel soundtrack, “Time Slowing Down.”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were joined by Grohl on drums for “Red Eyes and Tears” and “Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll,” with bassist and singer Robert Levon Been saying: “It’s a great honour to be here and share the stage with these people.”

Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, played a host of Cheap Trick numbers, including “Hello There,” “Surrender” and “Ain't That a Shame,” with Taylor on lead vocals. Rick Springfield played “Love Somebody” and 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl,” backed by Foo Fighters.

John Fogerty joined Foo Fighters for a host of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, including “Travelin Band,” “Born On The Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary” and “Fortunate Son”, the latter of which he shared vocal duties on with Grohl.

Nicks sang Fleetwood Mac's “Dreams” and “Landslide” with the evening closing with a near-10-minute version of Rumours track “Gold Dust Woman.” Watch fan footage.


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