Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players will be taking their classic rock vibes to this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The assortment of rock’s superstars, including the Foo Fighters frontman himself, will be appearing at the influential music festival in support of Grohl’s documentary, Sound City, which follows the success and eventual demise of California’s Sound City recording studio.
The line-up of the Sound City Players at SXSW will be just as star-studded as the inlay booklet of their recent studio album Sound City: Real to Reel would suggest. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Chris Goss (Masters of Reality) and Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). The band will be playing at the rock hall Stubbs and the opening band for the evening will be the Meat Puppets – Grohl’s grunge buddies from his days drumming with Nirvana, who are shortly releasing their 14th studio album, Rat Farm. Sound City Players have already played to a host of fans in Los Angeles, New York, the Sundance Festival and in London, where Grohl appeared to be relishing the chance of playing more intimate venues; not something he’s often able to do as the frontman of Foo Fighters.
Dave Grohl will also deliver the festival’s keynote address on the morning of the Sound City Players concert, according to Rolling Stone. The album, Sound City Players: Real to Reel will be released two days before the gig, on March 12.
Watch the trailer fro Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary: