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Sound City Players

Jessy is on tour with Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City Players’ celebrating the release of Grohl’s directorial debut, “Sound City,” which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Select screenings of the film will be accompanied by star-studded concerts across the world. The core lineup of Sound City Players are contributors to the film’s soundtrack – many of which have recorded at Sound City – including Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Lee Ving of Fear as well as Grohl, Greene, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Corey Tayor, Alain Johannas and Chris Goss.

“Sound City” is a documentary film about the legacy of legendary Los Angeles’ recording studio Sound City Studios. The film is a love letter, as much as a tribute, to the analog studio depicting its distinct peaks that attracted many major acts to record there before its 2011 closing including: Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine and many more.

Once the studio closed, Grohl purchased Sound City’s custom-built Neve 8028 recording console which he then used at the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 to help tell the Sound City’s story and score the documentary. Jessy collaborated with Grohl, Rami Jaffee and Jim Keltner on “If I Were Me,” which appears of the film’s soundtrack “Sound City: Real to Reel”.

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