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Corea to Fight Foo at Grammy Ceremony

You’d think that if any jazz pianist was going to play with the rock band Foo Fighters, it’d be the Bad Plus’ Ethan Iverson, what with the Bad Plus doing that slammin’ cover of Nirvana’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” and all. (Note to the rock-and-roll challenged: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl used to play in Nirvana.) But it’s Chick Corea (pictured) who’ll sit in on keys with the Foo Fighters on February 8, during the Grammy Awards telecast on CBS.

The song the Foo Fighters and Chick will play together is a surprise, but we do know it’ll be a Foo Fighters tune and expect something off the Foo’s latest album, One by One. Corea will play an actual acoustic piano for the gig, not any of that electronic stuff he sometimes uses, like the strap-on MIDI keyboard.

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