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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Sonos Present an Exclusive Televised Performance by Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players f/ Rick Springfield, John Fogerty & More on Hollywood Blvd.

Dave Grohl and Rick Springfield ~ photo courtesy of

Dave Grohl (L)  and Rick Springfield (R) ~ photo courtesy of

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Sonos will present a unique concert experience, shutting Hollywood Boulevard down for an exclusive performance by Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players featuring Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Lee Ving of Fear ~ all backed by Grohl’s extended musical family including the full Foo Fighters lineup, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, and Alain Johannes. The concert is expected to draw over 10,000 fans and will take place on Tuesday, March 5, in the heart of Hollywood.

Sound City Players was assembled to play the music created for the Grohl-directed Sound Sound City2City documentary and its accompanying “Sound City – Real to Reel” album ~ as well as classics spanning the artists’ storied careers. Sound City the film was conceived by Grohl after he purchased the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from historic Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many music insiders to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

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Jimmy Kimmel ~ photo courtesy of

Jimmy Kimmel ~ photo courtesy of


On Tuesday night’s show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” also welcomes Zach Braff (“Oz: The Great and Powerful”) and Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”). Tune in at 11:35pm/10:35pm CT on ABC.


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