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  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live" + Sonos to Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. on Tuesday, March 5

    Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:22:48

    "Jimmy Kimmel Live" + Sonos to Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. on Tuesday, March 5 - It's from Dave Grohl + his Sound City Players

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    Hollywood Blvd. is being shut down tomorrow, March 5. Don't groan, all you Los Angeles drivers! It's for a killer reason.

    Jimmy Kimmel Live and Sonos will present a unique concert experience and will be 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!

    That's certainly a cool reason to close down a major street! If you can make it to the performance, DO IT! Don't snooze. So while we suggest avoiding the region by car, we also recommend doing everything in your power to check out the concert, be it live and in the flesh or on TV!

    Sound City Players 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' 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 N' Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

    Sonos, the wireless HiFi system, brings all the music on Earth to every room of the home. The company is passionate about bringing music lovers together for great listening experiences. So for Sonos to partner with Kimmel and with Grohl for this event makes perfect and total sense.

    Tune in at 11:35PM on ABC to watch. For tickets to the show, please visit 1iota.com.

    Anyone planning to watch this, live or on TV?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.04.13



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