March 6, 2013 20:01

Dave Grohl's Sound City Players close down Hollywood for free show - watch

The band shut off Hollywood Boulevard in order to play a gig for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Dave Grohl's all-star Sound City Players last night (March 5) closed down a section of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to put on a free show.

The gig was staged for talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and saw Foo Fighters, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes playing outside the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

The band's set included a version of Creedence's 'Fortunate Son' with Grohl and Fogerty on vocals and the Sound City Players' original track 'The Man That Never Was'. Click above to watch the performance of 'Fortunate Son'.

Sound City Players will be performing at the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas next week, playing Stubb's on Thursday, March 14.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is also the key-note speaker at this year's event.

Grohl recently revealed that he wanted to record a song with Barry Manilow and Weezer for the Sound City Players album 'Real To Reel'.

The star studded 'Sound City - Real to Reel' album, which features appearances from Paul McCartney, Josh Homme and Trent Reznor, will be released on March 11 and accompanies the Sound City film. The film tells the story of "rock's best kept secret" in the San Fernando Valley, the studio birthplace of records by Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana and Tom Petty.

Speaking to The Sun, Grohl said that he planned to team 'Copacabana' singer Manilow with rock band Weezer. "I was this fucking close to getting them on a record. I thought it was going to happen, it would've been fucking huge," he told the paper. Adding: "He (Manilow) was the first person who said he'd do it but was the last we tracked down. And we had to fly to fucking Hawaii."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia
Metallica to release box set of all 2014 live performances
Kendrick Lamar preparing to release new single 'i'
Björk declares support for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: 'Bands will always come through'
Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook
Honeyblood drummer Shona McVicar leaves group
Midweek chart update: The Script on course for third Number One album
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite goes on campaign trail for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Wild Beasts announce special edition release of 'Present Tense' with Foals remix –...
La Roux says she is 'not happy' with record label Polydor over new album promotion
Interpol reveal Paul Banks-directed video for 'Twice As Hard'
Win a chance see Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and write for NME
Rihanna says 'Fuck you' to CBS over use of 'Run This Town' following NFL...
Cat Stevens to tour for first time since 1976
Run The Jewels fans set up Kickstarter campaign to get new album remixed by cats
Paul McCartney to release expanded edition of 'New' including unreleased tracks
September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'I'll be buying the new Aphex Twin album the second it...
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher denounces 'rock 'n' roll' behaviour:...
Serge says next Kasabian album will be heavy and 'bombastic'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today