Sound City Players: A Supergroup by Dave Grohl

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When Musicians Collide

Dave Grohl's new hair style.Have you ever wondered what a duet between Corey Taylor and Stevie Nicks would be like? Or maybe a performance with Rick Nielsen and Trent Reznor? Well you’re still going to have to imagine those precise combinations, but the closest chance to hear them is nigh.

The former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has pieced together a gestalt of a band that has come to be know as the Sound City Players, and now the makeup of this group has been made available to all. In addition to the obvious Dave Grohl the roster includes:

Alain Johannes – Eleven
Brad Wilk – Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave
Chris Goss – Too many bands to name
Corey Taylor – Slipknot / Stone Sour
Jessy Greene – Geraldine Fibbers / The Jayhawks
Jim Keltner – Bob Dylan
Joshua Homme – Queens of the Stone Age / Kyuss / Eagles of Death Metal
Krist Novoselic – Nirvana
Lee Ving – Fear
Nate Mendel – Foo Fighters / Sunny Day Real Estate / The Fire Theft / The Jealous Sound
Pat Smear – Germs / Nirvana / Foo Fighters
Paul McCartney – The Beatles
Peter Hayes – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Rami Jaffee – Foo Fighters / Soul Asylum / Pearl Jam / Stone Sour / Coheed and Cambria
Rick Nielsen – Cheap Trick
Rick Springfield – Solo artist / Zoot
Robert Levon Been – Black Rebel Motorcyle Club / The Beggars
Scott Reeder – Kyuss / The Obsessed
Stevie Nicks – Fleetwood Mac / Solo artist
Taylor Hawkins – Foo Fighters / Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
Tim Commerford – Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave

Real to Reel

The album featuring this monster lineup has been titled Real to Real and will become a part of documented history on March 12th on Roswell Records.

The complete track listing will include:

01. “Heaven And All”
02. “Time Slowing Down”
03. “You Can’t Fix This”
04. “The Man That Never Was”
05. “Your Wife Is Calling”
06. “From Can To Can’t”
07. “Centipede”
08. “A Trick With No Sleeve”
09. “Cut Me Some Slack”
10. “If I Were Me”
11. “Mantra”

The Sound City Documentary

This supergroup didn’t just form out of the mere ambition of putting together another Probot though. This time around Dave Grohl’s been working on a documentary that tells the story of the LA recording studio Sound City Studios which has become closed off for commercial use. The supergroup we’re discussing today was formed and developed the soundtrack for the documentary. It’s slated for release in February at the Sundance Festival as well as for video on demand for those that can’t make the trip out to the festival.

History Repeats

Bear in mind this isn’t the first time Grohl’s had a wild idea like this. Anyone remember his early 2000s album Probot? That was a well received metal album that essentially had the same core concept in mind. Get a whole bunch of respected musicians together and make a kick ass metal album. Back then his lineup included Cronos of Venom, Max Cavalera, Lemmy of Motorhead, Mike Dean, Kurt Brecht, Lee Dorrian, Wino, Tom G. Warrior, Voivod’s Snake, Eric Wagner, King Diamond, and Jack Black. With as well received as Probot was we can expect good quality results from this group as well, I’d gamble.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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