Debut reportedly planned for Sundance festival
Grace Carroll

15:14 3rd January 2013

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Dave Grohl is apparently planning a concert starring a new supergroup to coincide with the release of his new film.

The Foo Fighters star's directorial debut, Sound City, features an 'incredible cast of legendary musicians' according to Grohl - and the same musicians could be set to take part in a show at the Sundance film festival.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Grohl has brought the stars together into a band called Sound City Players, made up of the artists featured in his documentary. The soundtrack for the film includes Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor and Josh Homme, so this is one collaboration that we'd love to see.

It's also speculated that Paul McCartney could be included in the Sundance show, as he recently joined the remaining members of Nirvana to perform new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12.12.12. benefit concert, and the song was discovered to be from the Sound City soundtrack.

Grohl's documentary explores the history of the Sound City recording studios, located in California, which is where Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991.


Paul McCartney at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

Speaking about the film in a statement, Grohl said, "As a first-time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City.

"Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity and passion for art. I am over the moon!"

Below: facts you need to know about Nirvana's Nevermind album

  • ‘Nevermind’ is the second studio album by Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991

  • Despite not being an initial success, by January 1992, ‘Nevermind’ had replaced Michael Jackson's album 'Dangerous' at number one on the Billboard charts.

  • Rolling Stone magazine gave the album four out of five stars; reviewer Ira Robbins wrote, "If Nirvana isn't onto anything altogether new, Nevermind does possess the songs, character and confident spirit to be much more than a reformulation of college radio's high-octane hits.’’

  • Produced by Butch Vig, ‘Nevermind’ was the group's first release on DGC Records.

  • ‘Nevermind’ has now sold sold over 30 million copies worldwide

  • The ‘Nevermind’ album cover shows a baby swimming toward a US dollar bill on a fishhook. According to Cobain, he came up with the idea while watching a television program on water births with Dave Grohl.

  • Concerns were raised over the image of the babies penis on the cover by the band’s label. Cobain made it clear that the only compromise he would accept was a sticker covering the penis that would say, "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile."

  • Many of the songs written for ‘Nevermind’ were about Cobain's dysfunctional relationship with Tobi Vail. Cobain said in an interview with Musician that "some of my very personal experiences, like breaking up with girlfriends and having bad relationships, feeling that death void that the person in the song is feeling–very lonely, sick."

  • The back cover of the album features a photograph of a rubber monkey in front of a collage created by Cobain.

  • Kurt Cobain cited the Pixies as a main influence on the album for their use of loud/quiet song dynamics. Along with R.E.M. and The Smithereens.

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