Dave Grohl's upcoming documentary Sound City will be supported by a tour featuring some big names under the moniker of the Sound City Players. The Sound City Players are a 17-member supergroup comprised of musicians that have all used the legendary recording studio to write and record some of rock's most timeless albums.
The group that includes Grohl, John Foggerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Rick Neilson of Cheap Trick, among many other high-profile musicians, made their stage debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18th for the premiere of Sound City. "We plan to do shows all over the world," declared Grohl. "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."
For the documentary itself, Grohl interviewed everyone from Barry Manilow to Neil Young to Frank Black of The Pixies. "I'd ask everyone what Sound City represents to them and what it represents to music," Grohl told Billboard recently, and then was asked to describe his interview process. "I talked to 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."
Sound City will be available for digital download on Feb. 1st.