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Live review: Sound City Players at the Hollywood Palladium
Live review: Sound City Players at the Hollywood Palladium

“Rick Springfield, you have a song that people recognize after three frigging notes. Congratulations, Rick frigging Springfield,” Dave Grohl said on Thursday to his colleague in a new band celebrating the former Van Nuys recording studio Sound City. Springfield, for his part, looked tickled to be onstage at a sold-out Hollywood Palladium hearing praise from the Foo Fighters frontman seconds into his own 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl.” Grohl’s friendly jibe – a mix of jealousy and bonhomie in the dark arts of rock hitmaking - showed the point of his entire Sound City Players project. The show was tied to his new documentary film about the famed, then...

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