We’ve been blogging about it, everyone here at Sundance is talking about it and it was fantastic!
Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players took the Park City Live stage and performed in one of the most epic nights in rock n’ roll history. Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters played as backing band as a rotating cast of all-stars took center stage. Ironically, not a single Foo Fighters song was played.
The 3+ hour concert featured legendary musicians who have recorded albums at the Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles. Grohl’s documentary about the famous recording studio debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday just upstairs from Red Touch Media’s Social Lounge at 427 Main Street.
The sold out show kicked off with Alain Johannes taking center stage to play some Queens of the Stone Age and Eleven tunes. Then, Masters of Reality frontman Chris Goss joined in. After the crowd’s grunge appetite was satisfied, Grohl added a twist of punk by bringing out current Foo Fighter and former Nirvana and Germs guitarist Pat Smear and Fear singer Lee Ving.
Later, Grohl got behind a drum kit and threw together a strange but amazing pairing on stage with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on bass, Cheap Trick founder Rick Nielsen on guitar and Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor on vocals.
After Grohl got punk and grunge out of his system, Rick Springfield took center stage to give one of the hardest-rocking performances of his life. After blazing through a selection of Springfield’s top songs, Grohl joked, and asked Springfield if he had any more hits? Springfield responded by strumming “Jessie’s Girl” to the audience’s delight.
Next up was Creedence Clearwater Revival founder John Fogerty. The Foo Fighters and Fogerty played a short CCR set which included fan favorites like “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and of course, “Fortunate Son.”
And just when everyone thought the night couldn’t get any better, Grohl introduced the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. With Nicks on vocals, the Sound City Players debuted a new song called “You Can’t Fix This.” They then played a full set of Fleetwood Mac hits. The grand finale was an amazing acoustic version of the hit song “Landslide” with just Nicks and Grohl on stage.
Red Touch Media had an unforgettable day watching the soundcheck, attending the show, and even hanging out backstage into the wee-hours of the morning with Grohl and company. It was truly an epic night.