Holy Shit: Nirvana, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, and Rick Springfield are Starting a BandBy 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.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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:
If R. Kelly Makes Us So Uncomfortable, Why Do We Keep Listening?
This is art we're talking about, and it's as real as you allow it to be.
Britney Spears: Capitalism's Last Stand
At last, the Queen has found her domain.
The Real Rick Ross Stands Up
We met with the ex-crack kingpin, who told us stories from his drug dealing days and gave us an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming autobiography.
Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year.
These are the women who kicked a particularly large amount of ass in 2013.
2013: The Most OK Year Ever
Kitty Pryde reflects on her sort of shitty, sort of amazing 2013.
Cam'ron is Still Harlem's Diplomat
We met with the Golden Boy and spoke wi
YG: Krazy, Sexy, Kool
As he readies his debut studio album, the Cali rapper talks about just how krazy his life is.
When Kellz Freezes Over
We flew down to Atlanta to interview R. Kelly. Like everything in the world of Kellz, nothing went as planned, but it still felt right.
Frank Turner Dragged Me to the Weirdest Show I've Ever Been to
Sometimes you end up at interactive dance parties in Brooklyn basements with cat people.
Kevin Morby's Midwest Heart
The former Woods player and Babies member opens up about his love-hate relationship with New York, and how the internet is eating our souls.