Dave Grohl will be bringing his Sound City Players to New York City for one very special show. Grohl will be joined by a star-studded lineup in the Sound City Players first and only-NYC concert at Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 13.
Grohl started the Sound City Players as part of the “Sound City” documentary he directed and its accompanying album “Sound City -- Reel to Reel.” Most notably, Grohl, along with former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, joined Paul McCartney during the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden to play “Cut Me Some Slack.”
“Sound City” debuted during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this month, and Grohl formed the Sound City Players to play a one-off concert in Park City, Utah, but later added a date in Hollywood where he assembled an all-star lineup of musicians to round out the band. The documentary focuses on the famed Van Nuys, Calif., studio that hosted Neil Young, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Foreigner, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana.
On Feb. 13, Sound City Players will make their debut, and it will be the first and only New York concert for Grohl’s band. Sound City Players will include Smear and Novoselic, as well as Grohl’s Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. This core group of musicians will be joined by Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), John Fogerty (Creedence Clear Water Revival), Rick Springfield, Lee Ving (Fear), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine). Expect plenty more artists to join the band on stage in New York.
Tickets for the show go on sale Tuesday via Ticketmaster. The “Sound City” documentary is currently available for download via iTunes and from the filmmakers themselves. The “Sound City -- Reel to Reel” album will be released on March 12.
The “Sound City” trailer and the performance of "Cut Me Some Slack" can be viewed below.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.