Tag: Chris Goss
Last night (Jan. 18) in Park City, Utah, Dave Grohl's Sound City Players made their debut at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the festivities surrounding the premiere of Grohl's new 'Sound City: Real To Reel' documentary. Guest performers at last night's over three-hour long sold out concert included Grohl's Foo Fighter bandmates Nate Mandel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins, along with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Lee Ving (Fear), Rick Springfield, Alain Johannes (Them Crooked Vultures, Eleven), Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers), and Jessy Greene (The Jayhawks).
The documentary is all about the history of Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, where so many classic albums were recorded. 'Sound City: Real To Reel' will be available in theaters, on DVD and on demand starting February 1st. The accompanying soundtrack album will be released on March 12th. A second sold-out Sound City Players show will take place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on January 31st. The show that night will feature Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, members of Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Cheap Trick, Rage Against the Machine, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
That same night the movie will premiere in Los Angeles' Cinerama Dome and in 44 other cities around the U.S.
Rollingstone.com reports that in Park City, Springfield put air-guitar heroes to shame on "I've Done Everything for You," "Jessie’s Girl" and his new song with Grohl, "The Man That Never Was." Fogerty knocked out a fierce "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son" with Grohl and Nicks wooed with a new song written with Grohl, "You Can't Fix This" – based on a poem she wrote after her godson’s overdose – and the Sundance-appropriate "snow covered hills" of "Landslide."
Here's the video of the show that has been posted so far:
In what is sure to be a magical night in Colorado, Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players will perform at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the 'Sound City' documentary premiere. The lineup is amazing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and legends of punk, rock and pop.
The lineup for the show, taking place on January 18th, includes not only all of Grohl's fellow Foo Fighters members, but Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Springfield, Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk, Chris Goss of Masters of Reality, Queen of the Stone Age's Alan Johannes, Rami Jaffe of the Wallflowers, and violinist Jesse Greene. All of the afformentioned artists have recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, which is what Grohl's documentary is all about.
There is no word on a set list or any subsequent shows, but rehearsals are ongoing and I can't wait to see what magic the gig will bring. The show is obviously the toughest ticket to get so far in 2013, so if you're going, post some video. I thank you in advance.
The Cult will release their first studio album in five years on May 22nd. 'Choice Of Weapon' on the band's own label Cooking Vinyl was recorded between July and December of last year, and in two different phases.
The group worked first with producer Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, U.N.K.L.E.), starting off in what Astbury describes as "a raw, visceral space" before all concerned "kind of exhausted ourselves." The Cult then worked with Bob Rock, who also produced 1989's platinum 'Sonic Temple', for "a fresh set of ears" and a "more refined" and polished sound. Astbury says the end result is "very authentic."
Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy wrote the album, which was recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert, and the band's Witch Mountain studio. The new release features founding members Astbury on vocals and Duffy on guitars, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse.
“We have had the opportunity to work with two of the most influential and talented producers in the world today,” said Astbury. “They pushed us beyond our comfort zone, and helped us craft Choice of Weapon." Choice of Weapon is aimed at the heart of The Cult's loyal following. It reflects the current discontent and destruction of our eco systems, the search for individual meaning against a tide of rampant materialism, narcissism and disconnected lives. “We went deeper . . . we worked a bit harder on this record. We have great fans and they deserve our best,” added Duffy, “and I feel this is as strong as any album we have ever released." The Cult is working on film and graphic elements to accompany the album's release, and plans are being confirmed for the band's 2012 World Tour.
The first single from the animals is 'For The Animals', which Astbury says reflects the Cult's attitude about making music. “The Cult is like an archetypal outsider group; we've never really fit in with one particular sect or genre,” he explains. “We've never been pigeonholed. We've stayed open to other influences… But some people don't like that. They want to say, 'We know who you are' and they try to put a leash on you. So this is about identifying with a raw, visceral animal. We don't belong to anybody. We go where nature takes us.”
Astbury adds: “Our intention was to make a record that was fresh. It's of its time, and we captured exactly where we're at right now, in the early part of the 21st century. I'm watching so many artists just terrified to make a statement of any kind. They're afraid they're going to get ripped apart in the blogosphere or torn apart by some critic who's basically just out of diapers. So many (artists) seem to be scared to come out and say what they feel. A lot of rock 'n' roll music has lost its teeth.”
Choice Of Weapon tracklist:
Honey From a Knife
For The Animals
A Pale Horse
This Night in the City Forever
Legendary rock band The Cult have signed a deal with Cooking Vinyl Records. Cooking Vinyl beat the heated competition to the deal on the back of their long-established reputation as an artist's label, which made them the obvious choice for the band. Commented Cooking Vinyl director Rob Collins: "I tried to sign Ian's first band, Southern Death Cult, when I was a scout at Virgin in the early '80s. I think I paid for coach fares to London and they promptly signed to Beggars Banquet. It's great to finally be working with Ian, Billy and co."
The group, which took part in the "Love Live Tour" last year and also recorded a four-track release with production by Masters of Reality frontman Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age, Masters Of Reality), is back in the studio with Goss recording a new album.
"I feel we have reached our zenith in terms of our writing and performing skills," singer Ian Astbury recently said. "We intend to deliver on all levels.""We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Cooking Vinyl." Guitarist Billy Duffy: "We are very much looking forward to returning to our U.K. roots in many ways working with Cooking Vinyl."
Chris is already working with the band to sculpt a sonic assault and truly visceral work that promises to be the greatest work The Cult has ever released. The album will be recorded in the high desert and darkened rooms of Hollywood Recording Studios.
The Cult is Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass), John Tempesta (drums) and Mike Dimkich (rhythm guitar).