So it shouldn't be a surprise that for his big debut as a documentary filmmaker, he's pulling out all the stops.
This will be happening on January 18 when the film is unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival. The band of musicians, which is being called the Sound City Players, hasn't been announced yet, but considering the amount of artists who speak in the film -- everyone from Trent Reznor to Rick Springfield -- there are many intriguing possibilities for the lineup.
Sound City was always going to be a high-profile item at Sundance, which caters to star-studded premieres. The fact that Grohl and a mystery backing band will also be performing during the festival will merely be icing on the cake.
Photo: Steve Gullick.