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.”