One of the highlights of last week’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony came early in the night, as Randy Newman was joined by Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty for a rocking run through his hit “I Love L.A.”
More than thirty years into an incredible career, Stevie Nicks seems busier than ever. On April 2, there’s a documentary film on the making of her latest album, In Your Dreams. Two days later, Fleetwood Mac kick off their latest tour in Columbus, Ohio. A tour that follows-up her recent string of dates with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players.
Grohl’s joy was on full display at his keynote speech today (March 14) at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, marking quite a contract between the jaded music industry insiders who tend to cram the streets of Austin during SXSW. Here are our 10 favorite moments from Grohl’s speech.
Considering he gets to hang with his idols all day, Dave Grohl has a pretty cool life. Most recently, he’s been playing shows with his Sound City Players, featuring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Rick Springfield.
The soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City is now streaming in its entirety on NPR, one week ahead of its scheduled release date.
Rock’s white-winged-dove, Stevie Nicks chronicles the recording of her 2011 solo album, In Your Dreams, in the documentary, also called In Your Dreams. Former Eurythmics legend, Dave Stewart produced the album at her home-studio, and also directed the documentary. The film will screen at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Interactive, Film, and Music Festival Thursday, March 4.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, currently on a whirlwind promotional blitz for his directorial debut, Sound City, is taking over the hosting chair from Chelsea Handler on her Chelsea Lately TV talk show on the E! network during GRAMMY Week.
“This Neve board, this… is not my world. Engineers who spend hours on the kick drum (sound)? Please! I would rather have a blood transfusion!” This is part of a rather unlikely conversation between Barry Manilow — perennially the least-hip singer — and head Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, who can seemingly get any rock legend on the phone.
“We started this project about a year and a half ago,” said Dave Grohl, standing in front of a packed theater at Hollywood’s famous Cineramadome, the VIP crowd assembled for the L.A. premiere of documentary Sound City, Grohl’s directorial debut and love letter to the revered San Fernando Valley, CA recording studio that time forgot.
Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players blew the roof off of Park City Live in Utah earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival (January 18), and they will rock the Hollywood Palladium after the film’s L.A. premiere later this week. As of now, that is the only concert that the all-star group has on their schedule, but it looks like they might be hitting a few other locations, including New York and South By Southwest.