Posted in music | pictures on February 14, 2013

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Rick Springfield / John Fogerty / Rick Nielson, Taylor Hawkins, Krist Novoselic
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As discussed, Dave Grohl made his directorial debut with his new documentary, Sound City, which tells the story of the LA recording studio of the same name, and he brought his star-studded Sound City Players to NYC for show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night. The lineup included Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Alain Johannes, and Chris Goss, with backing from Dave Grohl himself, along with Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear.

In addition to playing original tunes that the members wrote for Sound City, the show included mini-sets from the people involved. It opened with a set from Alain Johannes, who played "Hangin' Tree" by Queens of the Stone Age, which he co-wrote, and also played some tracks from his band Eleven. Then Masters of Reality head Chris Goss brought out RATM's Brad Wilk for a set of Masters of Reality songs. Fear's Lee Ving did an original Sound City song followed by all Fear cuts. Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick did his set with Nirvana's Krist Novaselic, and the pair did all Cheap Trick songs and his cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame". Then Rick Springfield was up, followed by John Fogerty.

Steve Nicks ended the show, doing original Sound City track, and combining that with Fleetwood Mac favorites "Dreams," "Landslide," and "Gold Dust Woman," plus here solo song, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," for which Dave Grohl came out and took over Tom Petty's role in the song. The sets were all backed by Foo Fighters members, and in between performances, clips of the film were played on stage. The entire setlist (incomplete setlist, can anyone help fix it?) and more pictures from the show are below (though unfortunately, photographers were not allowed to shoot the entire show, and there are no pictures of Stevie Nicks & Dave Grohl).

Dave Grohl was also on The Colbert Report last night, where he discussed the Sound City documentary with Stephen Colbert. A video of that is below as well.

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Sound City Players at Hammerstein Ballroom Setlist: (via) (incomplete setlist, can anyone help fix it?)

Alain Johannes
A Trick With No Sleeve (Original song written for "Sound City: Reel to Reel")
Why (Eleven song)
Hangin' Tree (Queens of the Stone Age song)
Reach Out (Eleven song)

Chris Goss, Brad Wilk
She Got Me (Masters of Reality song)
Domino (Masters of Reality song)
Time Slowing Down (Original song written for "Sound City: Reel to Reel")
The Blue Garden (Masters of Reality song)

Lee Ving
Your Wife Is Calling (Original song written for "Sound City: Reel to Reel")
I Love Livin' in the City (Fear song)
Gimme Some Action (Fear song)
Beef Bologna (Fear song)
I Don't Care About You (Fear song)
Foreign Policy (Fear song)

Rick Nielsen, Krist Novoselic
Hello There (Cheap Trick song)
Stiff Competition (Cheap Trick song)
I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick song)
Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick song)

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The Man That Never Was (Original song written for "Sound City: Reel to Reel")
I've Done Everything for You (originally bySammy Hagar)
Love Is Alright Tonite
Love Somebody
Jessie's Girl

John Fogerty
Travelin' Band (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
Born on the Bayou (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
Centerfield
Keep on Chooglin' (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)

Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (w/ Dave Grohl)
You Can't Fix This (Original song written for "Sound City: Reel to Reel")
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac song)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac song)
Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac song)

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Comments (68)

Was it worth the $35 for the balcony seat on Stubhub?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:36 AM

Johannes wrote "Hanging Tree". And "Centerfield" isn't a CCR song.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:38 AM

During Rick Nielsen's Cheap Trick set, that "Fats Domino cover" (Ain't That a Shame) is also a Cheap Trick staple that they always perform live.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:39 AM

How can Lee not have done "New York's Alright If You Like Saxaphones"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:39 AM

setlist is missing songs.. this looks like a cut/paste from LA with BRMCs set cut...


The played another Eleven song, and It's Shit was in the second set

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:41 AM

Also, the 'Sammy Hagar cover' (I've Done Everything For You) was made famous when Rick Springfield covered it in the '80s.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:43 AM

10:39 is so correct. I thought he would do that.

10:41 is correct.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:43 AM

Not enough pictures with this post.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:49 AM

10:36, it was well worth paying 3x that if you paid face value. Foo makes everyone sound better. I don't think Rick Springfield or Stevie Nick's regular touring bands sound nearly as good as they sounded last night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:50 AM

10:36 it was def worth $30- and it was much better seated in the balcony...

i felt incredibly embarrassed to be in the building for the rick springfield segment

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:52 AM

Way too many photos!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:53 AM

^sounds good..I like the foos but don't care for Nicks,Nielson, Springfield...I like Fogerty but couldn't justify the concert on a whole.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 10:54 AM

wow, what a buzz kill. so glad i didn't bother with this. blecch. bunch of washed up "rockers" being refried by grohl and his toadies? no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:01 AM

All in all a great night/show, fuck these complainers.

Posted by Funderburgh | February 14, 2013 11:11 AM

was the crowd diving whale there?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:15 AM

Jessie is a friend,
Yeah I know he's been a good friend of mine
But lately something's changed
It ain't hard to define
Jessie's got himself a girl
And I want to make her mine
And she's watching him with those eyes
And she's lovin' him with that body, I just know it!
And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night

You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find her, a woman like that?

I'll play along with the charade
That doesn't seem to be a reason to change
You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot
'Cause she's watching him with those eyes
And she's lovin' him with that body, I just know it!
And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night

You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find her, a woman like that?

Like Jessie's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find her, a woman...
Where can I find her, a woman like that?

And I'm lookin' in the mirror all the time
Wonderin' what she don't see in me
I've been funny; I've been cool with the lines
Ain't that the way love's supposed to be?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:17 AM

I thought the show was great you cynical fucks,

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:18 AM

I heard John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks were doing rails of celebrex backstage. Crazy!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:37 AM

NY Nicks right across the street from the Garden!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:40 AM

The scalpers outside Hammerstein are always the most annoying out of any venue except T5

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:41 AM

Sounds like a bad Karaoke bar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:49 AM

11:41, they're the same people.. how are they more annoying at one place over the other?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:50 AM

Where is the like button on this thing, 11:18?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:59 AM

11:50...easy..at Hammertsein you can get lost in the shuffle...at T5 it is painfully obvious who is attending a concert as there is nothing else around unless you are going to test drive a BMW!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 12:13 PM

next time, Kenny G backed by Jimmy Buffet's touring band.

Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013 12:24 PM

I was there and it was GREAT!

To all the haters:
Spend your money on American Idol trash or whatever you think music is today.

I dont mind spending 3 dollars a song to watch Dave and the Sound City Players have a good time playing real Rock n Roll.

1234! 1234!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 12:25 PM

Just because someone doesn't like Dave Ghrol doesn't mean they like American Idol...I don't see the common link betweenthat chain of thought.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 12:32 PM

Actually, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Grohl at some point makes an appearance on American Idol. They can do a medley of Foo classics. Or maybe Glee. They can do a new arrangement of "Marigold" and Jack Black could guest star. That would be "real Rock n Roll."

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 12:46 PM

What an incredible show. I did realize everyone was going to be there. Where's the Youtube to go along with the great pics?

Posted by Steve | February 14, 2013 1:00 PM

To all the haters:


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Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:07 PM

i mean, really, does anyone care about this? you have those 3 up there and not one Nirvana song?! Lames.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:11 PM

No mention of keyboardist and all around badass Rami Jaffe? For shame,BV

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:15 PM

1:11 or any foo songs!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:16 PM

Pat Smear has an awesome looking L5-S.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:39 PM

I love Grohl.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:42 PM

Hater = dopey term being used these days by people who don't agree with the criticism leveled toward someone that they blindly admire.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:42 PM

Everyone else that played > Dave Grohl(AKA The Mall Rocker)

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:49 PM

Anything Dave Grohl churns out is cheesy pop garbage and his fans are in some kind of denial over it. You are listening to Nickelback.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:54 PM

how did the drums sound?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:13 PM

Was a great show. A really cool way to present all of this different material.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:24 PM

Hammerstein sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:37 PM

sound was shit. lousy venue.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:42 PM

Agreed, 2:24 - it was a blast.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:42 PM

After recently attending a show at Hammerstein I now place it under Terminal 5...Hammerstein Sound sucks and they oversell Hammerstein...

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:51 PM

Agree, Hammy is worst venue to see a show, then Roseland..T5 and Barclay Center..

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:00 PM

Hater = dopey term being used these days by people who don't agree with the criticism leveled toward someone that they blindly admire.

Perhaps you would prefer the term TROLL.

lots of people like chocolate ice cream
you like vanilla

you tell those people that choclate ice cream sucks.

WHY?
What do you get out of posting negative comments???????

WHY NOT JUST STFU?????

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:06 PM

3:00 I agree 99% however I only attended one show at Barclay's so I will give them one more shot before I agree 100%!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:11 PM

3:06 Neopolitan all the way! Then everyone is happy!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:12 PM

@3:06
Uuuummmmmmm Neopolitannnnnnnnnnnnn
drooooooooooolllllll
/homer

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:33 PM

Anyone who says Hammerstein sounds worse than T5 or Roseland does not know a single thing about sound or sex.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 4:27 PM

All three of those venues sound like ass. Hammerstein is ok ONLY in the middle of the floor, Roseland is ok for most of the floor (not underneath the awning), and T5 is ok for a 3 foot by 3 foot square area approximately 30 feet back from the stage. The rest is dogshit in all 3.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 4:46 PM

I recently saw Soundgarden at T5 and then Hammerstein. The sound was way louder and better at Hammerstein. I've been to both venues and Roseland at least 15 times each - it really depends on the band and where you are standing but overall T5 is the worst. I have however seen decent sounding shows and awful sounding shows in each. Same goes for MSG, Met Life Stadium, Prudential Center, Nassau Colosseum, Izod Center etc...Haven't been to Barclay's yet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 5:08 PM

Rick Springfield?
someone explain what he is doing there?
Rick Springfield was the Justin Bieber of the 80's?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 5:41 PM

4:27 that could be the dumbest thing I ever heard! Are you stupid enough to believe that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 6:22 PM

T5 shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as Hammerstein, which is far superior in every way. T5 is easily the shittiest venue in NYC. There's no excuse for the sound or layout. Roseland sucks in comparison to Hammerstein too

The show was great last night, but it would have sucked at either of those other hellholes for anyone further away than 20 feet from the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 8:27 PM

Drums sounded killer. 3 very hard hitting & badass drummers too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 8:33 PM

here's a link to my recording of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around.. sounded pretty good to me.. i have the complete show.. anyone who wants it email me at SPfreak77@outlook.com or look for me on twitter @spfreak77 thanks

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/103875580/20-Stop%20Draggin%20My%20Heart%20Around.mp3

Posted by Spfreak77 | February 14, 2013 9:53 PM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2013 5:02 AM

this show was a once in a lifetime thing. so much fun, such talented musicians, such classic music. worth every penny, worth every minute waiting in the cold outside, met lots of real nice people from all over...one of the best shows i've seen. and it says in the story it's not the complete set list...lol you gotta read before you comment! this was an awesome night.

Posted by Pam | February 16, 2013 11:18 AM

complete show on mp3


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/103875580/Sound%20City%20Players-2013-02-13-NYC-320.zip

recorded with church CA-14 mics and sony M10 recorder.. enjoy!

Posted by Spfreak77 | February 17, 2013 11:07 AM

Dave Grohl needs a nap.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 5:23 PM

New Age muffolicious sound! I heart!

Posted by muffoline-cq | February 24, 2013 5:23 AM

blazer time!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 12:03 AM

featuring your host dave grohl, thee ancient lee ving, the cheap trick guy on gits, rick springfield on doc martins, and pat smear on the cortisone!.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 12:05 AM

Loved this movie and I wish I was there to see the show, really excited for the DVD/soundtrack release that’s coming out! Check out the trailer: http://smarturl.it/SCtrailer

Posted by Amanda | March 13, 2013 1:33 PM

Do I ever wish that I was there.

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