Holy Shit: Nirvana, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, and Rick Springfield are Starting a Band

Holy Shit

By Benjamin Shapiro


Yesterday, at 12:47, the clouds parted, and Dave Grohl chucked a Twitter-guided lightning bolt so powerful that it turned the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame into a pile of smoldering ash. To coincide with his new documentary Sound City, Grohl has put together a band called the Sound City Players, which will perform at Sundance on Friday, January 18. The band includes:

Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), John Fogerty (Creedance Clearwater Revival), Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (Nirvana), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Rami Jaffee (the Wallflowers), Lee Ving (Fear), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Rick Springfield, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, and Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and more.

In what might be seen as the greatest power move of all time, Dave Grohl has formed a lumbering behemoth rock 'n' roll Voltron to stomp Park City, Utah into a trembling, wussified pancake. 

I didn't think this was real at first, so I confirmed it here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. While reading all these articles, I couldn't help but notice that none of the journalists were freaking out about this news, so we'll do it for them.


Now that we've got that out of the way, here's a little more info so you can back up your story when you babble to your friends over IM. So Grohl directed a movie called Sound City, which documents the Los Angeles recording studio of the same name. It's playing at the Sundance Film Festival this month, and all of the people in his band are interviewed in it. Here's the trailer:

The performance is happening at Park City Live in Park City, Utah, and if it hadn't sold out in about 30 seconds you could've bought tickets right here.

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