Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen Joins Foo Fighters To Perform "Stiff Competition" On "The Late Show"!



Having triumphantly navigated the murky waters of rock & roll also-rans to become the sort of rock royalty that gets an entire week to themselves on David Letterman's late night show to promote their new album (and HBO TV series), Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters saved the best for Thursday when they brought in Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen to help them dish out a fistful of "Stiff Competition".

Sliding effortlessly into the role of Robin Zander circa 1978 was Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins, who looked quite comfortable in the role of vintage rock pin-up boy as he showed of his respectable rock pipes.  Nielsen, per usual, brought just enough bad-assery of his own to propel the Foo Fighters to their most energetic performance of the week and this is without seeing what the band may have in store for tonight's performance.

Oh wait, turns out that they aren't appearing on "The Late Show" tonight because of some other prior commitment.

That's right, the Foos are rolling into town to rock the once-mighty Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville off its foundation.  Those who didn't grab tickets to see the band play this venerable 800-capacity club when they went on sale a few days ago are gonna just have to stand outside the club and hope they can hear a little bleed through the brick walls.

Of course, they could also just stay home and stream the entire show on the HBO Facebook page.  Those who do will surely see Nielsen join the band onstage again to perform "Something From Nothing," the first song on their new album.

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