HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Rockford native guitarist and 'Cheap Trick' band member Rick Nielsen will join with Dave Grohl and other notable musicians for a unique concert on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' The program airs Tuesday at 10:35pm on WTVO-17.
Hollywood Boulevard outside of Kimmel's studio will 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.' It 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.
You can also catch Nielsen on an episode of the History Channel's "American Pickers." His Rick's Picks exhibit at the Burpee Museum will be featured on Monday, March 11th.