Last week we hipped you to the impending presence of a Dave Grohl-assembled band set to play the Sundance Film Festival on January 18. The occasion, of course, is the premiere of Grohl’s Sound City documentary about a legendary Los Angeles recording studio, and the brand new outfit was supposed to be made up of “core musicians and special guests” featured in the film. Well, now that we know the lineup, it might’ve been more accurate to promise “just about everyone from the movie” — Grohl’s Sound City Players might be the supergroup to end all supergroups.
As Consequence of Sound reports, the band features what’s left of Nirvana (Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) and the rest of Foo Fighters (Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett), plus Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Fear singer Lee Ving, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, the Geraldine Fibbers’ Jessy Greene, and the Wallflowers’ Rami Jaffee. Also from Grohl’s previously known wheelhouse, Alain Johannes of Queens of the Stone Age and the band’s longtime producer Chris Goss will be joining.
The previously reported Sound City – Real to Reel soundtrack, and the film itself, features many of the names that appear above. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem Paul McCartney is looking to reprise his 12-12-12 and Saturday Night Live performances fronting Sirvana, nor are Josh Homme and Trent Reznor scheduled to be in the house to execute their Grohl collabo “Mantra.” Sheesh Dave, don’t you, like, know people? Jokes aside, it is quite possible that Park City, Utah has never been rocked as hard as it is about to be. Expect all near-beer caches to be emptied.