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Dave Grohl is “Trying” to Put Together a Sound City Players Tour

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Would you be excited to see a show starring Dave Grohl and a multitude of all-star guests, including, possibly, folks like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk? I’m betting you would! Which is why Collider’s report from from a recent Q&A with Grohl at the Sundance Film Festival, where his new documentary Sound City has just debuted, should make your naughty parts feel all tingly. The Sound City soundtrack is a celebrity affair, like Grohl’s Probot, only not-exclusively metal. And while you may have assumed that if you weren’t at the movie’s post-screening concert this past week, you’ll never be able to hear any of that soundtrack live, you apparently assumed wrong. From the report:

“As for a Sound City tour?  ‘We’re trying…what’s nuts is we did the show here the other night, to me it was like an extension of the idea of the film.  You tell the story of Sound City you talk about what it represents but the last third of the film is performance.  Now rather than talk about feel or composition…you see it happening and that speaks volumes.’  He says all the artists had such a good time, they want to do more shows together.  There’s also an album from the film with original music.  He thought, ‘let’s do a show where every artist does their song from the soundtrack and then we do 4 or 5 of their…songs.  But multiply that by everyone in the movie and you have fucking Woodstock.’  He says that they would want to do as many places as possible, and named possible destinations as L.A., New York, London, Berlin and Sydney.”

Now, getting all these various people in one place, surely, is going to be an uphill battle… and I can’t even imagine the cost. But I feel like a) Grohl wouldn’t mention it if he wasn’t sincerely attempting to make it a reality, and b) if anyone can make this a reality, it’s Dave Grohl, who is both incredibly cool and, it would seem, incredibly lucky when it comes to working with pretty much everyone on the planet, from Paul McCartney to The Muppets.

So while you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up too high yet, I think you can and should keep your fingers crossed that this happens. And no duh we’ll let you know if it does.

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