Jimmy Kimmel Live will team with Sonos to present a Sound City Players performance on Hollywood Boulevard this Tuesday, March 5. The version of the Sound City Players that will play includes all of the Foo Fighters, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen, Lee Ving, Krist Novoselic and Alain Johannes. You can expect to see at least one of the songs the ensemble plays on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Event producers expect 10,000 fans to attend the concert.
Dave Grohl brought his Sound City Players ensemble to New York City this week for a show before a capacity crowd at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday night as well as the group’s network television debut on Thursday. For Wednesday’s show, Grohl brought together members of the Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Fear’s Lee Ving, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine for the marathon performance.
Earlier this week tickets for Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players’ lone New York City gig sold out with a quickness. The show will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 13th and while in town Grohl will make a pair of television appearances in support of his directorial debut.
Grohl and the Sound City Players, along with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, will make their network television debut on the February 14th episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman has never hid his love for Grohl’s music even recruiting the Foo Fighters to play Everlong on his first show back after heart surgery, referring to it as “my favorite band playing my favorite song.”
Dave will also visit The Colbert Report on February 13th to discuss Sound City.
Last night marked not only the debut of the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City documentary but also of the Foo Fighters front man’s Sound City Players ensemble at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah. According to a report from Spin, the Sound City Players’ debut performance spanned over three hours and included spots from Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Fear singer Lee Ving, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Masters of Reality boss Chris Goss and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor as backed by Grohl and the Foo Fighters for the most part by the time it was finished.
As we wait for more footage from what looks to be an amazing show to surface, we did come across this killer clip of the Foo Fighters backing Fogerty on Fortunate Son…
Two fixtures of the hard rock scene are coming together today as Dave Grohl is filming the video for By Crooked Steps by Soundgarden according to a report by Blabbermouth. By Crooked Steps is a track off the recently released Soundgarden comeback album King Animal.
Grohl has been a Soundgarden fan for a long time even taking in one of the band’s 2011 shows from the floor and banging his head like there was no tomorrow. While the Grohl-directed video isn’t expected to drop until 2013, you can watch a recent performance of By Crooked Steps from Jimmy Kimmel Live. Check it out…