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:
Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players announce Los Angeles concert, new track featuring Corey Taylor and Rick Nielsen released
A new track from the 'Sound City' movie soundtrack from Dave Grohl has been released. Check out 'From Can To Can’t,' featuring Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Scott Reeder (Kyuss) below. The 'Sound City' documentary is all about the history of the legendary Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, CA. The movie features many of the artist’s who have recorded there with stories about the legendary albums created there. Many of the biggest names in music including Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Santana, Cheap Trick, Dio, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica have all recorded there.
Grohl first recorded at Sound City in 1991 while a member of Nirvana and he purchased the studio’s Neve 8028 console last year. Built in 1972, the console is widely considered to be the crown jewel of recording equipment, and is the very console used to record many of these legendary albums.
The film comes out on February 1, 2013 and the soundtrack will follow on March 12. 'Cut Me Some Slack,' the collaboration between the surviving members of Nirvana and Paul McCartney, which made it's debut at the 12.12.12. Concert for Sandy Relief, and was also performed on Saturday Night Live is also on the soundtrack. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.
Grohl's Sound City Players will be playing a gig as part of the upcoming premiere festivities of the 'Sound City' movie at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. on Jan. 18th. It's not going to end at one show however, as the Sound City Players have announced another live performance, this one at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 31st. Tickets for that show went on-sale today at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Sound-City-Players-tickets/artist/1820220
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.
A new trailer of 'Sound City,' the feature-length documentary directed and produced by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, about Los Angeles' legendary and now defunct Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California has been posted. The concept for the movie was conceived by Grohl after he bought an equally famous Neve 8028 recording console from the studio. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment.
The Neve 8028 was used to record an amazing list of classic albums by the likes of Nirvana, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and countless others over the past 40 years. The clip features John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood and others discussing their experiences recording at the legendary Los Angeles studio and working with the Neve 8028.
"It's tube-driven, it's analog," comments Fogerty. "The bass sounds better, the human voice sounds better." Sound City will reportedly include new music and interviews with a wide variety of other artists, including Rick Springfield collaborating with Corey Taylor, members of Cheap Trick, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini of Ratt. No release date for the film has yet been announced, but Grohl hopes to have it out by early 2013.
Slipknot News: Corey Taylor passes out onstage, ‘Knotfest’ August 17 & 18 with final live performance of 2012 on PPV, Clown interview at anti-bullying event (video)
Corey Taylor of Slipknot had a scare on July 10 when he passed out near the end of the band’s Mayhem Festival performance in Dallas, Texas. He is OK, and continues on the Mayhem tour with Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, the Devil Wears Prada and more. Check out footage of Corey passing out below.
Slipknot will hold their first-ever Knotfest with two day-long events, one August 17th in their home state of Iowa and the other August 18th in Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The shows will find Slipknot joined by the Deftones, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, the Urge, Cannibal Corpse and more.
"It's all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be," Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan told Rolling Stone. "It's time for us to really engulf this idea known as Knotfest where we're in control, we make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around."
"When everyone leaves their senses [will be] overloaded, and I'm talking about smells, sights, hearing, your body, everything is overloaded with stimulation, because that's what Slipknot does," Crahan says.
The festival is offering activities besides the show itself as part of its "dark carnival experience." Circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, amusement park rides, burlesque performers, firebreathers, stilt walkers, drum circles made of junkyard cars and graffiti walls are some of the stimuli expected. The two shows will also debut a Slipknot museum.
Knotfest is something the band has always wanted to do, according to Crahan. And the time is right. "Now, after 15 years, things feel right, things feel complete, things feel like we can accomplish anything. And I love challenges," he says.
That came about in large part through adversity. The band suffered a devastating loss in 2010 when bassist Paul Gray was found dead in his Iowa hotel room. Like any group that's suffered the death of a band mate, Slipknot were left to figure out the best way to carry on and honor their brother. They decided to do it live.
"When the tragedy of our life happened, instead of going away we decided, 'No, that's not the right thing to do. Let's go out, let's share the way we feel with the people that feel like we feel,'" Crahan says. "So last summer we embarked on a tour, then we went to South America and opened up for Metallica in Rock In Rio. We just got back from Australia, and now we're gonna embark on another fantastic one-of-a-kind tour, ending this thought process that's been consumed by these feelings about a great loss."
After closing this chapter, the band will move on. "We're going to take our personal time to do what it is we feel we need to do to get ready for the new record that's gonna come out sooner than anybody knows," says Crahan.
Expect Knotfest to be an ongoing tradition, even if Slipknot isn't always on the bill. "It's something that we want to be in control of so much that it can exist without us," Crahan says.
Slipknot's final live performance of 2012 will be broadcast worldwide via pay per view. The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event from Somerset, Wisconsin is in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live. The official broadcast site is www.EventViewLive.com.
The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event can be accessed from any Internet device at $14.95 for early bird fans now through August 11. The week before the event, the price will rise to $19.95. Fans who purchase early will receive full access to "Slipknot Saturdays" which begin Saturday, July 14 (and continue each Saturday until the event) and feature exclusive SLIPKNOT performances and video footage documenting the road to Knotfest.
The "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event will include all the insanity that goes on backstage. Fans can pause it. Rewind it. Re-watch it. Day-of-show footage includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with Knotfest artists and Mistress Juliya, the stunning high definition main-stage performance of Slipknot as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band. The entire "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" event package is available to purchasers for on-demand viewing for 30 days following the event.
On June 5, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan talked to the Des Moines Register at Dayton Oaks campground in support of anti-bullying activist Kirk Smalley of Stand For The Silent. At the event Crahan spoke about the upcoming Knotfest and shared his views on bullying.