It’s not every rockstar that can close a section of L.A.’s Hollywood Boulevard, but if anyone can, Dave Grohl can.
Performing as part of last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, The Sound City Players – this time made up of Foo Fighters, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes performed on a stage outside the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
The all-star line-up’s next stop will be this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas where they will play Stubbs on Thursday March 14th. Their album ‘Sound City – Reel to Reel’ which also includes appearances from Paul McCartney, Josh Homme and Trent Reznor, is set for release next week on March 12th.
Check out the group’s performance of Creedence’s ‘Fortunate Son’ below.
The first UK show by Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players – the band put together by the Foo’s frontman to celebrate the release of his documentary ‘Sound City’ (about the historic Sound City Studios in Los Angeles) – took less than 5 hours to sell out today. The gig will take place next week, on February 19th at the Kentish Town Forum in London.
So far, the super group have played only one gig in New York. It featured appearances from Corey Taylor, Steve Nicks, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty.
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The list of guest stars on the new Queens Of the Stone Age album just keeps on growing.
Josh Homme’s band are currently recording their sixth record – the follow up to ‘Era Vulgaris’, and have so far enlisted the talents of Trent Reznor, Scissor Sister’s Jake Shears, plus returning collaborators Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri and Dave Grohl.
Appearing on US show ‘Chelsea Lately’ this week, Grohl was accompanied by another guest on the QOSTA LP, none other than Sir Elton John.
Speaking on the programme, the Foo Fighters main man said “I remember [Elton] walking in and him being, like, ‘Have you got a ballad for me?’” Grohl told chat show host Chelsea Handler. “And we were just like, ‘No, we do not have a ballad for you.’”
One can only imagine what the ‘Rocket Man’ has brought to the party…
Dave Grohl seems to be on a mission to take over the world, and not just musically.
In between directing a documentary, getting another super-group together and performing, the Foo Fighters main man has also found time to direct a video for Soundgarden.
Taken from their latest album ‘King Animal’ (their first for 15 years) check out the video for ‘By Crooked Steps’ below -
It hasn’t been that long since Dave Grohl declared the Foo Fighters were going on hiatus, but it seems that it’s already a thing of the past.
Speaking to MTV news at the weekend, Grohl – whose documentary film project Sound City aired at Sundance festival last weekend – stated: “We have a plan, we know exactly what’s coming next, and I have the music for the next record and we’re going to start working on it once we finish doing all this stuff.”
When pressed for a release date, he added: “If I give you something now, it means I’ll actually have to make that deadline”. 2014 anyone? Check out the trailer for Sound City below -