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The Sound City Players: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Alan Light,, February 2014

"THAT ROCK fantasy camp shit?," screamed a shirtless Taylor Hawkins. "This is it right here!" The Foo Fighters drummer – taking a rare turn standing up front, in the lead singer's spot – then counted off 'I Want You to Want Me', backed by the song's writer, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, and the surviving members of Nirvana.

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