Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players will be one of early 2013’s more unavoidable events, and the band kicked off their ubiquity Friday night in Park City, Utah, where they made their live debut (coinciding with the premiere of Grohl’s new Sound City documentary at the Sundance Film Festival). The show went for three-plus hours and featured an array of players, including Krist Novoselic, Lee Ving, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, and lots more, backed by the Foo Fighters.
Grohl’s doc tells the story of Sound City studio, and all the artists included in his supergroup worked there at one point or another. Grohl told Rolling Stone, “I consider this to be the most important thing I’ve ever done, artistically, of all the albums I’ve made, of all the bands I’ve had the pleasure of being in.”
That feels like straight-up trolling, to me. I’ll be surprised if this doc/group is more important than Queens Of The Stone Age’s Songs For The Deaf, and it has less than zero chance of being as important as Nevermind. No? Maybe I’m wrong. Below we’ve got some video from Friday’s show. Check it out, judge for yourself.