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Hear Dave Grohl's great new 'Sound City' soundtrack

Dave Grohl, left, former drummer of Nirvana and

Dave Grohl, left, former drummer of Nirvana and director of the documentary film "Sound City," poses with Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. (Jan. 31, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Only Dave Grohl could pull this off.

The soundtrack to his documentary “Sound City: Real to Reel” (RCA), due out Tuesday, features a who's who of artists who recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio writing and recording new songs together on the spot.

The results are surprising and, often, thrilling. Stevie Nicks sounds incredibly good on the haunting “You Can't Fix This,” backed by Grohl and fellow Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkings. Rick Springfield hasn't sounded as hard-hitting as he does on “The Man That Never Was” in decades, while Paul McCartney sounds like he's having a blast jamming with the surviving members of Nirvana on “Cut Me Some Slack.”

Hear it in its entirety at or NPR's First Listen.

Here's Nicks and Grohl on "The Late Show with David Letterman" doing "You Can't Fix This"

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