Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players gave it their all at Sundance Friday, and Dave is coming out saying he has a few regrets. Chief among those are having so many players and so few minutes in the day. Grohl wishes the group could have played 100 songs. On stage at Sundance, Grohl welcomed John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Rick Neilsen, Corey Taylor, members of Foo Fighters and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. You can see fan shot video of the performances by searching YouTube for “Sound City Players.” A touring version of Grohl’s Sound City Players will perform in Los Angeles January 31st, the same night that his documentary Sound City will be featured on 44 screens across the country. Check SoundCityMovie.com for details. The film will be available to the public on DVD February 1st.
Tapped new guitarist
Anthrax have tapped a new guitarist to replace Rob Caggiano. The band has decided to take up Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais to get behind the six string on stage. Caggiano decided to leave the band to focus on producing music, something he’s done for Anthrax and other bands. Scott Ian says he’s worked with Donais on various projects in the past. It’s a big deal for Donais as he says he grew up on Anthrax – the band, not the infectious disease – and he’d be crazy not to agree to join them on stage. The first gig featuring Donais will be on an international stage next month in India.
Memorial: No thanks
Even if Great White wanted to help a memorial for victims of a fire caused by their pyrotechnics, they can’t … they’re not allowed to. The fire that burnt out a nightclub in 2003 was ultimately put on the backs of the band and the nightclub and singer Jack Russell wants a benefit concert proceeds to go to the memorial. But a foundation responsible for the memorial says no thanks. Russell says he’ll give the money to another foundation.
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