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Rockford’s own Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen will join the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and other notable musicians for a unique concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live, airing at 10:35 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, on WTVO Channel 17.
Hollywood Boulevard outside of Kimmel’s studio will reportedly be shut down for the concert event.
According to Kimmel’s website, Nielsen will join Grohl, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield and others as members of the “Sound City Players.”
The concert was assembled to play the music created for the Grohl-directed Sound City documentary and its accompanying Sound City — Real to Reel album — as well as classics spanning the artists’ 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 N’ Roses, Fear, Nirvana (for which Grohl was drummer), Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
Nielsen and his Burpee Museum exhibit “Rick’s Picks” will also be featured on the Monday, March 11, episode of American Pickers on History Channel. The episode will air at 8 p.m. (Central). Read Paula Hendrickson’s “Tube Talk” column in tomorrow’s print edition of The Rock River Times to hear what the show’s hosts — Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe — had to say about Nielsen’s collection.
Posted March 5, 2013