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Friday, March 01, 2013
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JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE AND SONOS PRESENT EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY DAVE GROHL’S SOUND CITY PLAYERS FEATURI
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ABC'S "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" AND SONOS PRESENT AN EXCLUSIVE TELEVISED PERFORMANCE BY DAVE GROHL'S SOUND CITY PLAYERS FEATURING RICK SPRINGFIELD, JOHN FOGERTY & MORE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD, MARCH 5
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 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 and 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.
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 11:35 p.m., ET on ABC. For tickets to the show, please visit http://1iota.com/show/view/285.
"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" (weeknights, 11:35 p.m., ET)
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, "JKL" is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel showcases this illustrious location's unique character throughout his show by regularly interacting with the local "Super Heroes" parading along the boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com; also a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" app is available via iTunes.
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