According to The Salt Lake Tribute, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will perform with FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl as part of a new band called the SOUND CITY PLAYERS on January 18 at a concert in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. Also scheduled to appear are longtime FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes. The show will feature what a publicist described as “core musicians” as well as “special guests” who appear in Grohl‘s new documentary, “Sound City: Real To Reel”.
The film, which marks Grohl‘s debut as a feature director, will premiere at the Sundance festival before becoming available in theaters, on DVD and on demand on February 1, according to The Pulse Of Radio. The movie chronicles the history of Sound City, a legendary Los Angeles recording studio where acts ranging from FLEETWOOD MAC to NIRVANA cut some of rock’s most classic albums.
In addition to conducting numerous interviews with musicians and producers for the film, Grohl brought together a selection of older and more contemporary artists to create new music together for the movie and its soundtrack.
The first of these collaborations, a song called “Cut Me Some Slack”, features Grohl and several other former members of NIRVANA backing up Paul McCartney.
Grohl was inspired to make the film last year after purchasing Sound City‘s custom-built Neve 8028 recording console, considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment.
The film and soundtrack will include contributions from Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, Joshua Homme of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Rick Nielsen of CHEAP TRICK, Corey Taylor, and more.
In a recent interview with Shan Man of the Phoenix, Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, Taylor spoke about his involvement with the “Sound City” documentary.
Taylor revealed: “[Grohl] sent an email to me, basically explaining this huge project he was doing — the documentary around the infamous board that he got from Sound City [studios], which so many people have recorded on, myself included; [SLIPKNOT] did ‘Iowa’ on that board… He bought it, and I loved the idea that he was like, ‘How many albums have been made on this board?'”
He added: “He wrote the song, he sent me a demo of it and I was like, ‘This is fantastic,’ and I just basically wrote the first thing that came off the top of my head. He didn’t even hear it until I went down there to record it. And I laid it down, and he was just like, ‘Wow.’ Because we did it old school — two-inch tape, take after take after take. And with that board, man. It was really, really cool.”